A Slate Quarry in Wales, c.1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner - For sale at Trinity House Paintings
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A Slate Quarry in Wales, c.1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner

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Provenance:
JMW Turner's 1798 'North Wales Sketchbook' is archived at th...
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Dimensions:
(unframed)
10.20 x 13.80 ins
25.91 x 35.05 cms
Signature:
Signed
Medium:
Pen and Ink Wash on Paper
Catalogue No:
4753

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A Slate Quarry in Wales, c.1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner - For sale at Trinity House Paintings
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This watercolour painting is a characteristically stormy sketch from the oeuvre of the pre-eminent Nineteenth-Century painter Joseph Mallord William Turner. It is a sketch for a larger work, which forms part of a Private Collection of academic paintings collected by the deceased husband of a Vale of Glamorgan Lady. The work comprises a hazy image of a Welsh quarry, with the small detail of a figure, campfire and equipment at the foot of the harsh rockface. The medium has been explored brilliantly to capture the rough nature of the slate environment, and the soft shrubbery that grows around it.

Joseph Mallord William Turner was born in 1775, in Maiden Lane, Covent Garden to a lower-middle class family. His mother showed signs of mental disturbance from 1785 and was admitted to St Luke's Hospital for Lunatics in Old Street in 1799, where...

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About Joseph Mallord William Turner

JMW Turner's 1798 'North Wales Sketchbook' is archived at the Tate Britain, it is referenced as:
Andrew Wilton, ‘North Wales Sketchbook 1798’, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, accessed 27 March 2018;
Lot 26 at Christie's London, November 21st 1978;
Private Collection United Kingdom;
(The watercolour made from this sketch forms part of a private collection of academic nineteenth Century collected by the deceased husband of a Vale of Glamorgan Lady;
Private Collection, United Kingdom)

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