[from] Works No Longer Attributed to Turner
No. 544: British School, Nineteenth Century
544. [N02642] A Fresh Breeze, part Copy of ‘Sheerness and the Isle of Sheppey’
THE TATE GALLERY, LONDON (2642)
Canvas, 15 5/8 × 19 (39·5 × 48)
Coll. ...; George Salting, bequeathed 1910 to the National Gallery; transferred to the Tate Gallery 1919.
Lit. Brown 1975, pp. 721–2, repr. p. 718, fig. 39.
First catalogued by the National Gallery as by Crome, and by the Tate Gallery as School of Crome, this picture is in fact a part copy of Turner's View off Sheerness in the National Gallery of Art, Washington (No. 62); for two complete copies of that picture see Nos. 542–3. This picture is based on the left half of Turner's original, spacing out and altering the proportions of the distant shipping, omitting the large buoy in the left foreground, and weakening the dramatic sky.
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984