Joseph Mallord William Turner

View Looking up the Avon from Cook’s Folly

1791

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 185 x 263 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00107
Turner Bequest VI 24

Catalogue entry

This and folios 22 recto and 23 recto (D00105, D00106) were included by Ruskin in his ‘first hundred’ selected for exhibition in 1857. In his 1881 catalogue he described them as ‘Three early sketches at Clifton, when he [Turner] was twelve or thirteen years old.’1
1
‘Catalogue of the Drawings and Sketches by J.M.W. Turner, R.A. at Present Exhibited in the National Gallery’ in Cook and Wedderburn 1903, p.364 no.523.
Verso:
Blank; Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘View from Cooks Folley | looking up the River Awon [sic] seen [crossed through] | with Wallis Wall and The Hot Wells’ top centre; inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘177’ lower left; stamped in blank ink ‘VI – 24’ above Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom left.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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