Joseph Mallord William Turner
Study of a Classical Landscape: ?Lake Maggiore c.1828–30

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Study of a Classical Landscape: ?Lake Maggiore
Date c.1828–30
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 312 x 439 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLXIII 189
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This colour study has much in common with a watercolour of 'Arona, Lago Maggiore'. Like the view of 'Florence', this was a subject engraved for the 'Keepsake'. Charles Heath seems originally to have intended Turner's watercolours to contribute to a project containing Italian scenery in a publication similar in scope to that of the 'Picturesque Views in England and Wales', upon which both he and Turner were then engaged.

August 2004

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