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