Buckfastleigh Abbey, Devonshire by JMW Turner

For Charles Heath's 'Picturesque Views in England and Wales', the most ambitious and far-ranging of the many illustrative projects on which he embarked in the 1820s-30s.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour
Dimensions:
28 x 37 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £13,256)
Acquired in:
1979
Vendor:
Agnew's

The scheme met with poor response from the public and ended in Heath's bankcruptcy.

Provenance

Unsold stock and plates auctioned; Turner; Thomas Griffith; B.G. Windus; John Ruskin; Arthur Severn before 1878; Christie's, 1901; Tooth; Barnet Lewis; Christie's, 1930; Agnew; Vice-Admiral Sir William Agnew.

Venue details

Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery Queen Street, EXETER Devon EX4 3RX 01392 665858 www.rammuseum.org.uk

Entry details

Free to all
 

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