J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin Anghiera on Lake Maggiore, with Mountains Beyond c.1796

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Anghiera on Lake Maggiore, with Mountains Beyond c.1796
D36568
Turner Bequest CCCLXXVI 9
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 156 x 249 mm
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXVI – 9’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Provenance:
Probably commissioned by Dr Thomas Monro
Monro’s posthumous sale, Christie’s, London, 26–28 June and 1–2 July 1833 (day and lot number not known)
Bought by or on behalf of Turner
The pencil work is by Girtin. This was copied from a sketch by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797) in Beckford Sketchbook VI, p.25, inscribed ‘Anghiera – Lago Magiore [sic] – Octr 10 [1783]’ (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, D1975.9.25).1
1
Bell and Girtin 1935, p.76 under no.406; 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.103, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Anghiera on Lake Maggiore, with Mountains Beyond c.1796 by Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-thomas-girtin-anghiera-on-lake-maggiore-with-mountains-r1141295, accessed 23 August 2014.