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Creator:
Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British
Title:
Crichton Castle (Mountainous Landscape with a Rainbow)
Date:
ca. 1818
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper, mounted on thick, slightly textured cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches (17.5 x 24.8 cm) and Mount: 7 7/8 x 10 3/8 inches (20 x 26.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, on mount, lower right: "Line Mr | 11/4 Bevel Flat"; in graphite, verso, on mount, lower right: "<. . . > 20"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.6299
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
castle | clouds | hills | landscape | meteorology | mountains | rainbow | science
Associated Places:
Crichton | Crichton Castle | Midlothian | Scotland | Tyne | United Kingdom
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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Turner and the Sublime (Art Gallery of Ontario, 1980-11-01 - 1981-01-04)

Turner and the Sublime (British Museum, 1981-05-15 - 1981-09-20)

Turner and the Sublime (Yale Center for British Art, 1981-02-11 - 1981-04-19)

Turner in Scotland (Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums, 1982-10-01 - 1983-01-05)

Turner and Sir Walter Scott : The Provincial Antiquities and Picturesque Scenery of Scotland (National Galleries of Scotland, 1999-12-17 - 2000-03-19)

Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2007-07-11 - 2007-09-30)

Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 2008-06-09 - 2008-08-17)

Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (The State Hermitage Museum, 2007-10-23 - 2008-01-13)

J. M. W. Turner - NGA (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2008-06-23 - 2008-09-21)

J. M. W. Turner - NGA (Dallas Museum of Art, 2008-02-10 - 2008-05-18)

J. M. W. Turner - NGA (National Gallery of Art, 2007-10-01 - 2008-01-06)

Publications:
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Boris Ford, The Cambridge cultural history of Britain, Cambridge University Press, London; New York, 1992, v. 6, p. 44, botom image, NX543 C36 1992 (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 95, no. 148, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA)

Ian Warrell, J.M.W. Turner, Tate Publishing, London, 2007, p. 103, no. 61, NJ18 T85 A12 2007 + (YCBA)

Ian Warrell, Turner's sketchbooks, Tate Publishing, London, 2014, pp. 98, 99, NJ18.T85 W378 2014 (YCBA)

Andrew Wilton, The life and work of J.M.W. Turner, Academy Editions, London, 1979, p. 435, No. 1143, NJ18 T85 +W577 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:5502
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