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Joseph Mallord William Turner

Heidelberg with a Rainbow, Joseph Mallord William Turner

signed on mile-post lower left: JMW Turner
watercolour over pencil, heightened with bodycolor, scratching out and stopping out
13 5/8 by 20 3/4 in.; 34.7 by 52.8 cm.

Provenance
Thomas Abel Prior;
By whom sold to Benjamin Godfrey Windus;
With P & D Colnaghi, London, 1847;
Joseph Gillott, London;
His sale, London, Christie’s, 4 May 1872, lot 512, to Lane for 2650gns;
William Ward, 1st Earl of Dudley;
Stephen G. Holland, London;
His sale, London, Christie’s, 26 June 1908, lot 257, to Agnew for 4200gns;
With Thos. Agnew & Sons, London;
Sir Donald Currie;
Thence by descent to his daughter, Elizabeth, Mrs. Percy Alport Molteno;
Thence by descent until sold ("The Property of the Executrices of the late Mrs. Islay Molteno"), London, Sotheby’s, 14 June 2001, lot 11 (£2,038,500, $2,809,399 a world record);
There purchased by the present collector.
Exhibited
Thos. Agnew & Sons, Centenary Exhibition of Watercolour Drawings of JMW Turner, R.A., 1951, no.114;
Thos. Agnew & Sons, Loan Exhibition of Paintings and Watercolours by J.M.W. Turner, 1 November-2 December 1967, no.81;
Munich, Hans der Kanst, Zwei Jahrhunderte der Englischen Malerie 1700-1900, 1979-80, no. 213;
Paris, Grand Palais, J.M.W. Turner at the Grand Palais Paris, 1983/4, no.240;
London, Tate Gallery, Turner in Germany, May-September 1995, no.127;
Mannheim, Stadtische Kunsthalle, Turner in Germany, September 1995-January 1996, no.127;
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Turner in Germany, January-March 1996, no.127;
London, Royal Academy, Turner: The Great Watercolours, December 2000-February 2001, no.102;
On Loan to National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1980 until 2001
Literature
W. Armstrong, Turner, London 1902, p.257;
W.G. Rawlinson, The Engraved Work of J.M.W.Turner, R.A., Vol. II, 1913, p.343, no. 246;
E. Joll, Agnew’s 150th Anniversary Loan Exhibition of Paintings and Watercolours by J.M.W.Turner, Exhibition Catalogue, London 1967, no.81, p.89;
A. Wilton, J.M.W.Turner, New York 1979, cat. no. 1377;
S. Whittingham, ‘News and Sales Record’, Turner Studies, vol.5, no.1, Summer 1985, p.63;
S. Whittingham, ‘What you Will; or some notes regarding the influence of Watteau on Turner and other British Artists’, Turner Studies, vol.5, no.2, p.39;
J. Chapel, ‘The Turner Collector: Joseph Gillott, 1799-1872’, Turner Studies, vol.7, no.2, Winter 1987, p.30, 32, note 40 and 35;
C. Powell, Turner’s Rivers of Europe, exhibition catalogue, London 1991, p.121;
C. Powell, Turner in Germany, exhibition catalogue, London 1995, p. 196-8, no.127;
C. Nugent and M. Croal, Turner Watercolours from Manchester, Washington, D.C. 1997, p.108;
E. Shanes, Turner: The Great Watercolours, exhibition catalogue, Royal Academy, London 2000, p. 224, no.102, illus., with detail reproduced. p.226-7
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