Ann Turner, Mountain Lake with Cattle - Original 1853 watercolour painting


An original 1853 watercolour painting, Ann Turner Mountain Lake with Cattle.

A beautiful and impressive watercolour landscape, with cattle drinking in the corner. The picturesque view is likely the Lake District and is possibly a copy after Thomas Miles Richardson Senior (another watercolour in this collection is after Richardson).

With touches of bodycolour and scratching out in the foreground. On paper, laid down on card.

Inscribed on verso of backing card: "Ann Turner A copy 1853".
There is age toning, marks and some abrasions to the sky area as shown. At the lower left corner there is a small loss to the paper which has historically been touched up.
28.4cm x 41.9cm.

This watercolour forms part of a collection of paintings by Ann Turner dating from the 1840s/50s, depicting rural views, rustic scenes, castles, abbeys and bridges, predominantly in the Cheshire and North Wales areas. Very little is known of Ann Turner, but as well as having the means to travel and paint, it appears that she had connections with highly regarded local Chester artist George Pickering (c.1794-1857). Pickering was a drawing master at Chester and later at Birkenhead; Ann Turner was likely a pupil. A number of the watercolours in the collection are after works by Pickering, and one painting is attributed to George Pickering himself. The collection also includes competent copies by Ann Turner after Samuel Prout OWS AA (1783-1852) and Thomas Miles Richardson Senior (1784–1848). There is also an outstanding sepia portrait watercolour of Ann Turner in the collection, clearly painted by a very accomplished hand (see photograph), which we have listed for sale separately.

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Product code: JE-263

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