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FDA-D.1694-2023

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Title

Beech Trees in a Park
Beech Trees in Gatton Park

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Description

Painted landscape view of trees with yellow and green leaves; cattle below the trees, haystacks/buildings to the right of the composition and a reclining figure in the foreground

Description

Dimensions

height (actual size): 247mm
width (actual size): 346mm

Inscription

signed or inscribed lower right: 'W. Turner, R.A.'

Material

watercolour
pencil
paper

Materials & techniques note

Watercolour over pencil on paper

Production

Date

c.1796

History and association

Object history note

Provenance: Collection of Mrs Cecil Keith, 1963; Agnew’s, London; 'Important British Drawings, Watercolours & Portrait Miniatures', Sotheby’s, London, 30 June 2005, Lot 250, as ‘A Beech Copse near Haystacks’; W/S Fine Art, London 2006; Collection of Richard Henry Allen Amis (K.S. 1945-50; 1932-2018); by whom bequeathed to Eton College

Exhibited: 'English Watercolour Drawings from the Collection of Mrs. Cecil Keith', Worthing Art Gallery, Sussex, 2 – 30 March 1963, Cat. No. 53, as ‘A beech copse near haystacks’; 'The Watercolour Collection formed by Mrs. Cecil Keith', City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, 1 – 25 May, 1984; 'Watercolours and Drawings 1750 – 1950: The Annual Exhibition', W/S Fine Art, London, 7 June – 7 July 2006, Cat. No. 17; 'Hidden Treasures: Masterpieces from the watercolour collection at Eton College', W/S Fine Art, London, 3 – 31 March 2010, p.40, Cat. No. 15
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