Joseph Mallord William Turner Classical Harbour Scene; possibly based on Le Havre c.1827–8

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Title
Classical Harbour Scene; possibly based on Le Havre
Date c.1827–8
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 603 x 1019 mm
frame: 890 x 1312 x 115 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
N03026
Not on display

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This is one of a group of oil sketches possibly painted in Rome in 1828, in which Turner experimented with compositions based on classical seaport scenes by Claude Lorrain. These were largely imaginary recollections of pictures, rather than of scenery he had recently seen.

August 2004

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