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Title:

Coniston Old Man

Maker:

Turner, Joseph Mallord William; draughtsman; ascribed to; British artist, 1775-1851

Category:

drawing

Name:

drawing

School/Style:

British

Technique:

drawing (image-making)

Material(s):

blue-grey wash; medium
graphite; medium
paper; support

Technique
Description:

recto: blue-grey wash with some graphite verso: graphite on paper

Dimension(s):

height, 252, mm
width, 362, mm

Acquisition:

given; 1931; The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Provenance:

Dr Crawford J. Pocock (see L. 579); John Ruskin; Arthur Severn sale, Sotheby's, 20 May 1931, lot 113, bt. for the Friends of the Fitzwilliam (£10)

Inscription:

; backboard; graphite; Turner's first sketch of Coniston Old Man and on the back the lions of the coat of arms drawn in his Father's shop. This is quite right. Arthur Severn discovered the sketch among those I was going to return to Dr Pocock - of whom I begged it when I saw what it was. I now make it No. 1 of the Brantwood series of Turner's drawings - John Ruskin, 22d March 1889

Exhibition(s):

Documentation:

Ruskin, John. Cook, E.T.. Wedderburn, Alexander. Works.p. 416-7
n. 3

Cormack, Malcolm. 1975. J.M.W. Turner, R.A. 1775-1851; a catalogue of Drawings and Watercolours in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 77-8
cat. no. 57, pl. 57 (both black and white)

Accession:

Object Number: 1587
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 14042; input: 2000-10-11; modified: 2019-09-30)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/14042





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