A Steamer off Ostend

Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1840 - 1841 probably

LL 3770

About this object

This watercolour exhibits some of the techniques characteristic of Turner's late style. These include wet on wet working, loose brushwork and scratching out for highlights.

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    Yarmouth Roads
  • Artist(s)
    Joseph Mallord William Turner (British: English, born:probably 23 April 1775, died:19 December 1851)
  • Date
    1840 - 1841 probably
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Pencil; Paper; Scratching out
  • Measurements
    paper: 24.8 cm x 36.4 cm
  • Physical description
    A turbulent sea and sky lit by moonlight. There is a piece of wreckage in the foreground, and black forms suggestive of moored boats. On the left, there is a steamer with smoke blowing across the sky. A town is visible in the distance.
  • Related people
    W Kingsley (Previous owner); William Hesketh Lever (Previous owner); Mrs Newhall (Previous owner); Phillips and MacConnal (Previous owner); Joseph Mallord William Turner (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    Out of Use Accession Number: WHL 4716
  • Credit line
    Purchased by William Hesketh Lever in 1923
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections

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Publications

  • British Watercolours and Drawings: Lord Leverhulme's Collection in the Lady Lever Art Gallery

    Jessica Feather

    Author: Jessica Feather
    Publisher: Liverpool University Press & National Museums Liverpool
    Date: 2010
    Description: Lord Leverhulme's Collection catalogue of Watercolours and Drawings in the Lady Lever Art Gallery

Ownership

Previous owners

  • William Hesketh Lever

    Owned from: 1923
    How acquired: Purchased from Phillips and MacConnal in August 1923
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Phillips and MacConnal

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1923
    Disposal method: Sold to Lever in August 1923
  • Mrs Newhall

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • W Kingsley

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Fine Art
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