On a sheet considerably larger than the rest of the 1792–3 series, and a design that does not fit the available space, this may be a tracing (compare Tate D00149 and D00154; Turner Bequest XIII D, XIV A), preparatory for the watercolour now at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent,1 which can be dated, on stylistic grounds, to 1792–3. Another version of the subject is at Gallery Oldham, and a further version, in blue and grey washes, was sold at Sotheby’s, London, November 20 1986 (87),2 And is now in Hereford Museum and Art Gallery.
The sheet was once folded horizontally 85 mm below the upper edge of the sheet; the top of the image is about 140 mm below the upper edge.
Blank; stamped in black ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed in a modern hand ‘8’.
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