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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner, formerly attributed to Thomas Girtin View from a Classical Portico or Summerhouse over a Town on a River c.1795

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Thomas Girtin 1775–1802
View from a Classical Portico or Summerhouse over a Town on a River c.1795
D36562
Turner Bequest CCCLXXVI 3
Pencil with watercolour on white wove paper, 159 x 225 mm
Watermark ‘J WHATMAN’
Stamped in black ‘CCCLXXVI 3’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sheet was listed by Finberg among copies after John Robert Cozens (1752–1797); he assumed it, like the rest in the group, to be by Thomas Girtin (1775–1802) alone. Although most of that series can with some confidence be assigned to Girtin and Turner in collaboration under the aegis of Dr Thomas Monro (1759–1833; see the 1790s ‘Monro School’ works in the present catalogue), this seems not to be connected with Cozens, Girtin or Monro, but to belong with drawings made by Turner alone in connection with his Midlands tour of 1794.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘View from a Classical Portico or Summerhouse over a Town on a River c.1795 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, 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-view-from-a-classical-portico-or-summerhouse-over-a-town-on-r1141109, accessed 23 May 2022.