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Joseph Mallord William Turner

English, 1775–1851

The Tower of London

c. 1794

Medium Watercolor over graphite on cream wove paper
Dimensions Sheet: 4 7/8 x 6 3/4 in. (12.4 x 17.1 cm)
Object Number 2007.8.102
Acquisition Gift of the Manton Art Foundation in memory of Sir Edwin and Lady Manton, 2007
Status Off View

Image Caption

Joseph Mallord William Turner, The Tower of London, c. 1794, Watercolor over graphite on cream wove paper. Gift of the Manton Art Foundation in memory of Sir Edwin and Lady Manton, 2007. The Clark Art Institute, 2007.8.102.

Bibliography

Clarke, Jay, ed. Landscape, Innovation, and Nostalgia: The Manton Collection of British Art. Williamstown, MA: The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2012.

Provenance

The artist, probably given to Flaxman; John Flaxman, R.A., probably his sale, Christie’s, London 10–11 Apr. 1862; Grundy, his sale, Oct. 1881, no. 134; Sir Robert Witt (d. 1952); Sir John Witt, his son, by descent; Mrs. S. Darbyshire-Robert, sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., New York, 19 Mar. 1981, no. 111; [Leger Galleries, London, sold to private collection]; private collection (1981–1995, sold to Leger); [Leger Galleries, London, sold to Manton, Apr. 1995]; Sir Edwin A. G. Manton, New York (1995–d. 2005); Manton Family Art Foundation (2005–2007, given to the Clark); Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2007.

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