A Beech Wood with Gypsies seated in the Distance
Turner, Joseph Mallord William; painter; British artist, 1775-1851
circa 1799 1801
Early in Turner's career.
oil paint; medium
panel (wood); support
oil on paper, laid down on panel
height, 27, cm
width, 19, cm
bought; 1981; Thomas Agnew and Sons Ltd
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
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.
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'.
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)
reproduced fig. 2, p. 58
Object Number: PD.24-1981
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 3997; input: 2000-04-14; modified: 2010-12-08)