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Title:

A Beech Wood with Gypsies seated in the Distance

Maker:

Turner, Joseph Mallord William; painter; British artist, 1775-1851

Category:

painting

Name:

painting

Date:

circa 1799 1801
Early in Turner's career.

School/Style:

British

Technique:

painting (image-making)

Material(s):

oil paint; medium
paper; support
panel (wood); support

Technique
Description:

oil on paper, laid down on panel

Dimension(s):

height, 27, cm
width, 19, cm

Acquisition:

bought; 1981; Thomas Agnew and Sons Ltd

Provenance:

The artist's mistress, Mrs Sarah Danby; sold by her, 9 September 1854, to Charles Turner (with 17 drawings for £3.3.0); his daughters, Anna Maria Savery (née Turner); her son, John Charles Savery; his son, Frank Savery; his daughter, Mrs Sowby; her son, Dr Sowby; sold by him Sotheby's, 18 March 1981, lot 58; bought by Thomas Agnew & Son

Acquisition Credit:

From the Fairhaven Fund, with contributions from the Victoria and Albert Museum, Grant-in-Aid, the Chase Charity, the Leche Trust, the Pilgrim Trust and the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

Exhibition(s):

British Landscape Paintings from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. 1992-09-17 - 1992-10-20
Venue: Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo
Notes: reproduced (colour)
Catalogue number: 15

Life and Landscape in Britain. 1981-06 - 1981-07
Venue: Thomas Agnew and Sons Ltd, London?
Catalogue number: 26

J.M.W Turner (1983-84). 1983-10-14 - 1984-01-16
Venue: Paris, Grand Palais
Catalogue number: 3

Documentation:

1992. British Landscape Paintings from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.Tokyo: p. 54-55
cat. no. 15, reproduced (colour)

Gage, John. 1987. J.M.W. Turner 'A Wonderful Range of Mind'.
fig. 95

Butlin, Martin. Joll, Evelyn. 1984. The Paintings of J.M.W Turner, text.London/Newhaven: Yale University Pressp. 27
cat. no. 35b, pl. 41

Rajnai, Miklos. Two recently-discovered oil-sketches.
Source Title: Turner Studies 2 2 (1983)
p. 58-59
reproduced fig. 2, p. 58

Accession:

Object Number: PD.24-1981
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 3997; input: 2000-04-14; modified: 2010-12-08)

(Picture Cabinet reference : 703084)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/3997





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