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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin Padua: The Euganian Hills Seen from the Walls c.1794-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
Folio 16 Recto:
Padua: The Euganian Hills Seen from the Walls c.1794–8
D36493
Turner Bequest CCCLXXIV 15
Pencil and grey and blue wash on white wove paper, 179 x 235 mm mounted on white cartridge paper, 368 x 480 mm
Inscribed in pencil ‘15’ on mount, top right
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXIV – 15’ on mount, bottom right/bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject is taken from a drawing by John Robert Cozens (1752–1797) in Beckford Sketchbook I, p.19, titled ‘The Euganean Hills from the Walls of Padua’ and dated ‘June 18 [1782]’ (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, D1975.4.19).1
1
Bell and Girtin 1935, p.53 under no.213; 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.90, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank (laid down).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Padua: The Euganian Hills Seen from the Walls c.1794–8 by Joseph Mallord William Turner, Thomas Girtin’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-thomas-girtin-padua-the-euganian-hills-seen-from-the-walls-r1140562, accessed 13 June 2024.