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Glacier of Montanvert, Chamonix; mouth of glacier in centre from which flows a river to right, small figures in foreground left, beside boulder, sharp-peaked mountains and glacier beyond
Watercolour, touched with bodycolour
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Height: 535 millimetres
Width: 823 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- In 1958 Robert Wylie Lloyd bequeathed 50 watercolours by Turner in addtion to 76 British watercolours, 51 examples of Chinese lacquerware and 202 Japanese swords to the British Museum. This was one of the most important Bequests in the recent history of the Museum: a valuable collection, which included eighteen watercolours by John ‘Warwick’ Smith. The previous provenance of these watercolours is not always known: six of them (1958,0712.370; 1958,0712.371; 1958,0712.373; 1958,0712.374; 1958,0712.375; 1958,0712.376) were acquired by Lloyd from Lady Gunning, a descendant of the Earl of Warwick and two were sold in an anonymous sale at Sotheby’s in 1937 (1958,0712.368; 1958,0712.369). These two are Alpine views, dated 1802, while the other watercolours represent Wales and England.
For a general discussion about the Alpine views, see 1871,1111.3 and 1958,0712.369.
Further information about Lloyd and his Bequest, can be found in: K. Sloan, “J. M. W. Turner watercolours from the R. W. Lloyd Bequest”, 1998
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- This item has an uncertain or incomplete provenance for the years 1933-45. The British Museum welcomes information and assistance in the investigation and clarification of the provenance of all works during that era.
Anon. sale Sotheby's 14 April 1937 (16), bt Howell 2 gns; bt Lloyd Â£2. UNDER THE TERMS OF THE BEQUEST, NONE OF THE PRINTS OR DRAWINGS BEQUEATHED BY R. W. LLOYD MAY BE LENT OUTSIDE THE BRITISH MUSEUM (Registration Numbers 1958,0712.318 to 3149).
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