Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin

A View on the Arno

c.1794–8

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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
D36497
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIV 19

Catalogue entry

The subject is taken from a drawing by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797) in Beckford Sketchbook VI, p.15, titled ‘On the Arno’ and dated ‘Sept 25 [1783]’ (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, D1975.9.15).1
1
Bell and Girtin 1935, p.75 under no.396; 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.102, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank (laid down).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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