Joseph Mallord William Turner R.A., (British, 1775-1851)
Provenance: Dr. Thomas Monro. Burney. By descent to David Rolt, his sale Christie's 9th November 1976, lot 37. A private collection.
Bibligraphy: A. Wilton, The Life and Work of J. M. W. Turner, 1979, cat no. 154.
In his 1979 monograph Wilton dates the above work to circa 1796. He then erroneously states that at the 1979 auction the above work was purchased by Stanhope Shelton and then sold to Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane. This later provenance refers to lot 39 in that sale, J.M.W. Turner, A Wood in Norbury Park, not lot 37.