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    Sale 2175

    Old Masters and 19th Century Art

    4 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 32

    Circle of Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A. (London 1775-1851)

    A mountain lake at sunset, a sketch

    Price Realised  

    Circle of Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A. (London 1775-1851)
    A mountain lake at sunset, a sketch
    oil on panel (painted on the lid of a box)
    the painted surface: 9½ x 6 3/8 in. (24.1 x 16.2 cm.); the panel: 13¾ x 10 5/8 in. (35 x 27 cm.)


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    Although published by Butlin and Joll (op. cit.), the attribution of the present work to Turner has not gained universal support in recent times. Butlin and Joll link it to a group of group of sketches on paper and card which also came from the Arran collection and most of which are now at the Yale Center for British Art. They note that these are no longer accepted as autograph by most Turner scholars.

    Provenance

    Earl of Arran.
    with Agnew's, London.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of William and Eleanor Wood Prince, Chicago, Illinois


    Literature

    M. Butlin and E. Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, New Haven, 1984, pp. 307-8, no. 526., pl. 352, as 'Joseph Mallord Turner'.


    Exhibited

    Leggatt Brothers, London, Autumn Exhibition 1960: J.M.W. Turner R.A., 14 October-4 November 1960, no. 36, as 'Joseph Mallord William Turner' (lent by the Earl of Arran).