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Circle of J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) - Classical Landscape
  • Circle of J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) - Classical Landscape

    An interesting early 19th century sepia watercolour of an imaginary classical landscape. The style is very similar to sepia works that J.M.W. Turner produced for his important Liber Studiorum series produced between 1807 and 1819. Although not directly based on any of Turner's works this watercolour was clearly painted by a contemporary of the artist. The use of sepia was widely used by British watercolourists towards the end of the 18th century and further into the 19th century. The Girtin and Chalon Sketching Societies (1799-1851) almost soley used sepia watercolours for all of their evening society works. This work can therefore be dated to around this period.


    Medium: watercolour and sepia washes on paper with scratching out, 16.2 x 22.8 cm, framed.


    Provenance: Collection of Dr Edward Brett.


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