Gosport, Entrance to Portsmouth Harbour by JMW Turner

The work depicts a seascape with Gosport in the background.

Details

Category:
Topographical
Medium:
Watercolour with gum arabic and scratching out Dimensions: 29 x 43 cm
Art Fund grant:
£29,371 ( Total: £162,860)
Acquired in:
1997
Vendor:
Christie's

To the forefront is a small vessel swaying in the choppy waves - the face of a female passenger and a crew member clearly visible. Behind and around it are numerous vessels and rowboats

Provenance

Thomas Griffin; John Ruskin; Sir Donald Currie and then by descent; Agnews.

Share this article