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Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A.

Cilgerran Castle, Wales 《威爾斯吉爾格蘭城堡》

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

300,000 - 500,000 GBP

Property from a Private Collection

Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A.

Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A.

Cilgerran Castle, Wales 《威爾斯吉爾格蘭城堡》

Cilgerran Castle, Wales 《威爾斯吉爾格蘭城堡》

Estimate:

300,000 - 500,000 GBP

Lot sold:

1,043,500

GBP

Property from a Private Collection

Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A.

London 1775 - 1851

Cilgerran Castle, Wales 


oil on canvas

91.3 x 121.5 cm.; 36 x 48 in. 


私人收藏

約瑟夫・馬洛德・威廉・泰納,R.A.

1775 - 1851年,倫敦

《威爾斯吉爾格蘭城堡》


油彩畫布

91.3 x 121.5 公分;36 x 48 英寸 

The following condition report is provided by Henry Gentle who is an external specialist and not an employee of Sotheby's:

 

Oil on canvas, in a period gilt wood frame with some wear.

 

The painting is lined and there is good adhesion between the original canvas and the lining fabric.

The lining is of some age and the tacking edges have corroded.

 

The paint layer is stable and secure and in a very good state of preservation.

 

Fine chalky deposits, scattered across the surface, particularly prevalent in the upper right quadrant in the sky, have been sensitively retouched out and are visible under u-v light.

 

Fine pale shrinkage cracks are visible through the more sketchily applied paint in the lower right corner and to a small dark area at the back of the lake.

Fine naturally occurring dark shrinkage cracking is evident in the sky ,upper left.

 

The paint texture through the bravura brushwork is in original condition and impasted highlights are well preserved.

 

The tonal integrity of the composition is in a very good maintained state and subtle details are intact.

 

Some of the delicately applied glazing has been slightly compromised, especially noticeable to the slope leading up to the castle ruin and to the top of the tree-lined hill on the left.

 

The painting presents very well.


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Probably acquired from the artist by Sir John Fleming Leicester, later 1st Baron de Tabley (1762–1827);

Probably his sale, London, Christie’s on the premises, 7 July 1827, lot 17, to Butterworth, on behalf of J.M.W. Turner (as reported in The Times); 

Probably re-sold by Turner to Hugh Andrew Johnstone Munro of Novar (1797–1864);

His sale, London, Christie’s, 6 April 1878, lot 104, to Agnews for Sir William Armstrong, later 1st Baron Armstrong (1810–1900), Cragside House, Northumberland;

By inheritance to his nephew, William Watson-Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong (1863–1941);

Thence by descent to the present owners.

   

C.F. Bell, A list of works contributed to public exhibitions by J.M.W. Turner, R.A., London 1901, pp. 74–76;

Sir W. Armstrong, Turner, London 1902, p. 53 n.;

B. Beckett, ‘“View of Kilgarren Castle”: A link between Turner and Wilson,’ in Connoisseur, vol. CXX, September 1947, pp. 10–15;

M. Butlin and E. Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, rev. ed., 2 vols., New Haven and London 1984, text vol., p. 316, no. 550, plates vol., reproduced pl. 542 (listed under ‘Works no longer attributed to Turner’).

Possibly London, Sir John Leicester’s Gallery, 1819, no. 27;

London, Corporation of London Art Gallery, Guildhall, Loan Collection of Pictures, 1892, no. 93;

London, Corporation of London Art Gallery, Guildhall, Loan Collection of Pictures and Drawings by J.M.W. Turner, R.A., and a selection of pictures by some of his Contemporaries, 1899, no. 3.