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- Oil on paper
- Support: 192 x 268 mm
- Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXXI P
211a. [D08272] English Landscape c. 1810
THE BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON (CXXI-P)
Oil on paper, irregular, 7 9/16 × 10 1/2 (19·2 × 26·7)
Inscr. ‘9’ on reverse
Coll. Turner Bequest 1856.
Lit. Finberg 1909, i, p. 335.
As Finberg points out, this finished oil sketch is close in style to the Lowther Castle landscapes, exhibited in 1810, Nos. 111 and 112. The general disposition of the landscape is similar, though no castle is shown, as are the rather wispy trees on the right and the foreground detail. It is more finished than the Devonshire sketches of 1813 and the tonality is darker. Finberg dates it c. 1809; the dating given here is slightly less precise in implication.
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984