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Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A.
PEVENSEY CASTLE, SUSSEX
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Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A.
PEVENSEY CASTLE, SUSSEX
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西洋古典油畫及素描

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Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A.
1775 - 1851年,倫敦
PEVENSEY CASTLE, SUSSEX
Watercolour over pencil, heightened with bodycolour, scratching out and stopping out
381 by 569 mm
 

 
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來源

Commissioned by John Fuller (1757-1834), Rosehill Park, Brightling,
by family descent until,
Sir Alexander Fuller-Acland-Hood, 1st Baron St Audries (1853-1917),
his sale, London, Christie's, 4 April 1908, lot 90, bt. Agnew's, on behalf of the father-in-law of the present owner

展覽

London, Cooke Gallery, 1823, no. 15;
London, The International Exhibition, 1862, no. 782;
Hastings, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Turner in 1066 Country, 1998, no. 24;
The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (on loan 2004-2018)

出版

Sir W. Armstrong, Turner, London 1902, p. 271;
A. Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p. 348, no. 431;
E. Shanes, Turner's England 1810-1838, London 1990, p. 36;
A. Loukes, Turner's Sussex, exhib. cat., Sussex, Petworth House, 2013, p. 6  

Engraved:

by W.B. Cooke for Views in Hastings and its Vicinity (unpublished)  

 

相關資料

Pevensey Castle’s impressive ruins stand on what was once a peninsula projecting from the Sussex coast, between Hastings and Eastbourne. This naturally defensible site, first fortified by the Romans, was also the place where the Norman Conquest began, when William the Conqueror landed on the 28 September 1066. He built temporary defenses at Pevensey, probably within the Roman fort, and later a great medieval castle was developed inside its walls. By the Tudor period, the castle had fallen out of use and a survey of 1573 recorded that, by then, the buildings were in complete ruin.

Turner’s watercolour is believed to date from 1823 and it shows the castle from the north-west. The grand setting plays host to the charming rural scene in the foreground. While cattle pensively look on, four shepherds are busy dipping their sheep within a makeshift enclosure in the lake. Turner has brilliantly captured the various attitudes of both men and livestock. On the left, for example, a man stands knee-deep in the shallows thoroughly washing a ewe, while, to his left, his colleague, who wears a white shirt and blue apron, attempts to encourage another into the water. His sheep, which is clearly reluctant, has however, dug its heals in.

For further information on the history of this watercolour please see lot 193.

西洋古典油畫及素描

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