Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775–1851)
Sheet: 25.1 x 27.7 cm (9 7/8 x 10 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Watercolor on paper
Not On View
The white houses and towers of the city in the middle distance are lit by a shaft of light; the blue-green, blue, and cool gray of the mountains in the background and the broken gray of the sky contrast with the warm browns and yellow-greens of the foreground and a touch of red in one of the figures.
John Edward Taylor (b. 1830 - d. 1905), London; July 5, 1912, posthumous Taylor sale, Christie, Manson, and Woods, London, lot 63, sold for £1470 to Agnew, London. Horace Gibbs. 1942, Mrs. Leonard K. Elmhirst (Dorothy Payne Whitney, b. 1887 - d. 1968), New York; May 28-29, 1942, Mrs. Elmhirst and others sale, Kende Galleries, New York, lot 188 [see note], to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 9, 1942)
NOTE: Incorrectly described in the auction catalogue as Lausanne.
Ernest W. Longfellow Fund