Wednesday, July 04, 2007

William Turner watercolours London sale, 4. of July 2007.

Lot 9: "Venice"

Thirteen important watercolours by Joseph Malllord William Turner (1775-1851) were sold this evening at Sotheby’s London in auction for a total amount of around 11 Million Pounds. The Belgian Baron Guy Ullens and his wife Myriam formerly collected them.

The depicted work (lot 9) “Venice: looking towards the Dogana and San Giorgio Maggiore” was sold initially to the Reverend Stopford Augustus Brooke (1832 - 1916). He lived in London and had an extensive collection of art. Now it was sold for about three Million £ ST.

Exhibited twice in London, In the Royal Academy (1974) and in Tate Gallery “Turner and Venice” in 2003.
References can be found in several books such as : Sir Walter Armstrong, Turner, 1902; Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Art and Life, 1979; and Ian Warrell, Turner and Venice, 2007.

This Venice watercolour was painted on original Whatman paper dated 1834.

(The Royal Institute for Watercolour Artists
, London.)

More can be found on the website of Sotheby’s.

Photos: masterwatercolors 2007.

-- E.& O.E. --


At 12:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When a Belgian art collector sells off his Turners to invest in a hugely over-inflated contemporary art market, it's sure to end in tears. (06.07.07)


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