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Watercolour - Holy Island, Northumberland
  • Holy Island, Northumberland
    Turner, Joseph Mallord William, born 1775 - died 1851
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Holy Island, Northumberland

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Northumberland (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1829 (made)
    1830 (engraved)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Turner, Joseph Mallord William, born 1775 - died 1851 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Viscountess Wakefield, in memory of her husband, The Viscount Wakefield of Hythe

  • Museum number:

    P.17-1943

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case TOPIC, shelf 3E

Physical description

Watercolour of Holy Island, Northumberland, with small groups of people depicted rushing ashore in small rowing boats with the castle in the background.

Place of Origin

Northumberland (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1829 (made)
1830 (engraved)

Artist/maker

Turner, Joseph Mallord William, born 1775 - died 1851 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour

Dimensions

Height: 29.2 cm, Width: 43.3 cm

Object history note

Given by the Viscountess Wakefield, in memory of her husband, The Viscount Wakefield of Hythe, 1943.

Previously in the collection of Benjamin Godfrey Windus. The watercolour has been identified in John Scarlett Davis 1835 watercolour of Windrus' Library at Tottenham (British Museum 1984,0121.9).

Descriptive line

Watercolour by Joseph Mallord William TURNER (1775-1851) depicting Holy Island, Northumberland. Great Britain, ca. 1829.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

The Romantic tradition in British painting, 1800-1950 : masterpieces from the Victoria and Albert Museum / selected by Mark Evans [Japan : Brain Trust], 2002. 185 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1943, London: HMSO, 1956.
Wilton, A. The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Academy Editions, 1979, Cat. 819
p.72, pl.60
British watercolours : 1750-1950 / Katherine Coombs. London: V&A Publications, 2012

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Island; Seas

Categories

Paintings; Topographical watercolours

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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