Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Compositions: A Claudian Seaport and an Open Landscape

c.1825–30

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 337 x 603 mm
frame: 490 x 680 x 40 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
N05533

Not on display

Catalogue entry

280. [N05533] Two Compositions: A Claudian Seaport and an Open Landscape c. 1825–30

THE TATE GALLERY, LONDON (5533)

Canvas, 13 1/4 × 23 3/4 (33·5 × 60·5)

Coll. Turner Bequest 1856 (169, one of 2 each 2'0" × 1'1"; identified 1946 by chalk number on back); transferred to the Tate Gallery 1947.

Lit. Davies 1946, pp. 166, 188.

Apparently two separate compositions on one canvas, a Claudian port scene with architecture in perspective on the left, and an open hilly landscape occupying about a third of the canvas on the right. The dating c. 1825–30 is very tentative.

Published in:
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984

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