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Holy Island, Northumberland

Watercolour
ca. 1829 (made), 1830 (engraved)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Watercolour of Holy Island, Northumberland, with small groups of people depicted rushing ashore in small rowing boats with the castle in the background.
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object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleLindisfarne (generic title)
Materials and Techniques
Watercolour
Brief Description
Watercolour by Joseph Mallord William TURNER (1775-1851) depicting Holy Island, Northumberland. Great Britain, ca. 1829.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 29.2cm
  • Width: 43.3cm
Credit line
Given by the Viscountess Wakefield, in memory of her husband, The Viscount Wakefield of Hythe
Object history
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)
Subjects depicted
Places Depicted
Bibliographic References
  • Evans, Mark et al. Vikutoria & Arubāto Bijutsukan-zō : eikoku romanshugi kaigaten = The Romantic tradition in British painting, 1800-1950 : masterpieces from the Victoria and Albert Museum. Japan : Brain Trust, 2002
  • 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
  • Coombs, Katherine British watercolours : 1750-1950 . London: V&A Publications, 2012p.72, pl.60
Collection
Accession Number
P.17-1943

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