Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall

Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1812 - 1814 probably

LL 3771

About this object

This watercolour is one of 39 made by Turner to be engraved as part of the 'Picturesque Views of the Southern Coast of England' print series.

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    Falmouth
  • Artist(s)
    Joseph Mallord William Turner (British: English, born:probably 23 April 1775, died:19 December 1851)
  • Date
    1812 - 1814 probably
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Gouache; Wove paper; Scratching out
  • Measurements
    paper: 15.6 cm x 23.2 cm
  • Physical description
    In the foreground are seated figures. Across the bay appears an isthmus (narrow strip of land) crowned with buildings. Ships are anchored in the harbour. The sky is covered with cumulus clouds.
  • Related people
    William Hesketh Lever (Previous owner); C Mrs Molyneux (Previous owner); Royal Institue of Painters in Watercolour (Previous owner); Joseph Mallord William Turner (Artist/maker); Wallis (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    Out of Use Accession Number: WHL 3507
  • Credit line
    Purchased by William Hesketh Lever in 1918
  • 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: 1918
    How acquired: Purchased from Christie's on 3 May 1918, Lot 62, by Gooden and Fox for Lever
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Royal Institue of Painters in Watercolour

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1918
    Disposal method: Sold at Christies on 3 May 1918, Lot 62
  • Wallis

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • C Mrs Molyneux

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1910
    Disposal method: Sold at Christie's in March 1910, Lot 53
Object view = Fine Art
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