John Ruskin (British, 1819-1900) Rouen from St Catherine's Hill, after J.M.W.Turner's watercolour version, circa 1832
Lot 108
John Ruskin (British, 1819-1900), after Joseph Mallord William Turner, RA (British, 1775-1851) Rouen from St Catherine's Hill
Sold for £1,800 (US$ 2,821) inc. premium

Lot Details
John Ruskin (British, 1819-1900), after Joseph Mallord William Turner, RA (British, 1775-1851)
Rouen from St Catherine's Hill
bears annotations in margin in Ruskin's hand
pen and ink
18 x 23cm (7 1/16 x 9 1/16in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Acquired by John James Ruskin, 1856;
    Thence by descent to John Ruskin;
    Possibly acquired by William Ward after 1900;
    Private collection, UK

    The watercolour version of this drawing by Joseph Mallord William Turner, which was appeared in Turner's Annual Tour, The Seine, 1834, was sold at Christie's in 1979 and is listed in Andrew Wildman's Catalogue Raisonné, no. 966, provenance also with John Ruskin.

    EXHIBITED:
    London, Fine Art Society, 1878

    LITERATURE:
    John Ruskin, Modern Painters (1860), fig.85, 'Cloud-Forms from Turner's Rouen from St. Catherine's Hill', Vol 5. ill.
    Catalogue of Drawings in The Works of John Ruskin (Library Edition, vol. 38, 1912), p. 290, which lists a 'pen study' of Turner's Rouen from St. Catherine's Hill drawing in Ruskin's collection'

Saleroom notices

  • The watercolour version of this work is listed in Andrew Wilton, 'The Life and Work of J.M.W.Turner', no. 966, p. 414, and was aquired by John James Ruskin in 1856, rather than the present lot as stated in the cataloguing.
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