Joseph Mallord William Turner Gipsy Camp c.1807

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Artwork details

Gipsy Camp
Date c.1807
Medium Oil paint on oak
Dimensions Support: 1219 x 914 mm
frame: 1390 x 1080 x 117 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Not on display

Catalogue entry

203. [N03048] Gipsy Camp c. 1807–9

Oak, 48 × 36 (122 × 91·5)

Coll. Turner Bequest 1856 (? 265, ‘1 (panel upright)’ 4'0" × 3'0"); transferred to the Tate Gallery 1922.

Lit. Rothenstein 1949, p. 6; colour pl. 3.

Close in style, technique and its wooden support to Cassiobury Park: Reaping (No. 209a [N04663]) and like it probably close in date and intention to the large Thames sketches on canvas (Nos. 160–76), though presumably definitely painted indoors. It is also close to The Quiet Ruin (No. 83 [N00487]) and Sketch of a Bank, with Gipsies (No. 82 [N00467]), which were probably exhibited in Turner's gallery in 1809. As in these, the cows are probably based on studies in the ‘Cows’ sketchbook (LXII).

Published in:
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984

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