Joseph Mallord William Turner Evening: A Boat on a River with a Distant Tower 1827

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Evening: A Boat on a River with a Distant Tower
Date 1827
Medium Watercolour and gouache on paper
Dimensions Support: 139 x 193 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22666
Turner Bequest CCXLIV 4
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During the later 1820s, Turner began
to use of sheets of blue paper for his personal studies. The more informal
of these studies are now exhibited as individual works. However, in many
cases they were in fact created by
Turner across the surface of much
larger pieces of paper that he folded into sixteen sections. Evidence of this working practice is still discernible in these two drawings. Turner has used the same colours in each to evoke the twilight.

September 2004

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