Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Hot Wells, Clifton

1791

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Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 185 x 263 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00074
Turner Bequest VI 3

Catalogue entry

Compare the slightly later watercolour derived from this drawing (Tate D00389; Turner Bequest XXIII O), which was probably used as the basis for a Royal Academy exhibit in 1793: The Rising Squall – Hot Wells, from St Vincent’s Rock, Bristol.1 For stylistic reasons noted there, the work listed in Wilton’s 1979 catalogue of Turner’s watercolours under this title (Bristol Museum and Art Gallery)2 cannot be the exhibited watercolour.
1
See Andrew Wilton, Turner in his Time, London 1987, p.[8], pl.5.
2
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.302 no.18, pl.8.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in black ink with Turner Bequest monogram

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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