Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin

A Convent near Vietri

c.1794–8

In Tate Britain

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Artists
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D36488
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIV 11

Catalogue entry

The work is mounted with the album page turned vertically. It is after a drawing by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797), which he titled ‘The Convent of ––– at Vietri’ and dated ‘Sept. 24. 1782’; see Beckford Sketchbook III, p.13 (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, D1975.6.13),1 and Beaumont tracing no.43 (after Cozens; Yale Center for British Art, New Haven).
1
Bell and Girtin 1945, p.60 under no.272; Charles Nugent, British Watercolours in the Whitworth Art Gallery, the University of Manchester: A Summary Catalogue of Drawings and Watercolours by Artists Born before 1880, London and Manchester 2003, p.95, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank (laid down).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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