WILLIAM TURNER, OF OXFORD, O.W.S. | SHEEP GRAZING AT STONEHENGE
6,000 - 8,000 GBP
WILLIAM TURNER, OF OXFORD, O.W.S.
Blackbourton, Oxfordshire 1789 - 1862 Oxford
SHEEP GRAZING AT STONEHENGE
Watercolour over pencil, heightened with bodycolour
framed: 790 by 1055 mm
unframed: 495 by 800 mm
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The work is impressive and retains much of its original power. Despite this, some of the more delicate pigments have faded a little. There is occassional very minor surface dirt and some minor mottled foxing. There is also a small stain located at the upper edge of the sheet.
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with Chris Beetles, London
London, Chris Beetles Ltd., 'Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive', 1750-1850, 2008, no. 215
‘Although William Turner became known as ‘Turner of Oxford’ to distinguish him from J.M.W. Turner, his work is very different from that of his better known namesake. While J.M.W. Turner presented the natural world in all its dramatic variety, Turner of Oxford captured its intense stillness.’1
Turner of Oxford exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1807 and was a member of the Society of Painters in Water Colours from 1808.