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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE SIR PETER MOORES CBE DL (1932-2016)

Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A.
CANTERBURY GATE, CHRIST CHURCH, OXFORD
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE SIR PETER MOORES CBE DL (1932-2016)

Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A.
CANTERBURY GATE, CHRIST CHURCH, OXFORD
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Old Master & British Works on Paper

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Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A.
1775 - 1851年,倫敦
CANTERBURY GATE, CHRIST CHURCH, OXFORD

來源

William, Viscount Stormont, later 3rd Earl of Mansfield (1777-1840);
Sir Leicester Harmsworth, 1st Bt. (1870-1937);
with Meatyard, London;
with the Cotswold Gallery, London, by 1935;
R. Stuard-Lomas;
sale, London, Sotheby's, 22 March 1979, lot 145, bt. Agnew's;
with Agnew's, London,
by whom sold to the late owner

展覽

Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, Turner's Oxford, 2000, no. 21

出版

A. Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p. 334, no. 306

相關資料

In this watercolour, which dates to circa 1796, Turner looks towards Christ Church and the entrance to Canterbury Quad. In the middle distance three gowned members of the university walk down King (now Merton) Street, while behind the imposing triumphal arch, which was designed by James Wyatt (1746-1813), the spire of Christ Church Cathedral stands proud.

The watercolour is one of four that was acquired and possibly commissioned by William, Lord Stormont, later 3rd Earl of Mansfield, whose family seats were Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath and Scone Palace in Scotland. Lord Stormont was a ‘nobleman commoner’ at Christ Church between 1794 and 1796 and during his time at the university he lived on the south side of Canterbury Quad, just through Wyatt’s arch. His three other Turner watercolours of the college are: Christ Church from near Carfax, circa 1796 (National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa), Tom Tower from the Canons Gardens, circa 1799-1800 (Private Collection) and Christ Church Hall from the Staircase (Leeds City Art Galleries). We are grateful to Ian Warrell for his help when cataloguing this lot.

Old Master & British Works on Paper

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