- Watercolour on paper
- Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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This is a copy of a drawing by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797); see Beckford Sketchbook IV, pp.21, 22, dated ‘Nov. 10. 1782’ (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, D1975.7.22).1 The subject is copied in reverse from p.22. The finished watercolour of this subject is now in the British Museum, London.2 Both Girtin and Turner seem to have misread Cozens’s drawing: the slope of rock in the left foreground here replaces a large shadow cast on to the wall in the original.
R. Williams, who inscribed the mount, was Research Assistant in the British Museum Department of Prints and Drawings.
Bell and Girtin 1935, p.65 under no.310; 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.98, reproduced.
Bell and Girtin 1935, p.65 no.310, as Randall Davies collection.
Blank (laid down).
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