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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1903.49
People
Joseph Mallord William Turner, British (London, England 1775 - 1851 Chelsea, England)
Title
Devonport and Dockyard, Devonshire
Other Titles
Former Title: Dock Yard, Devonport, Ships being Paid Off
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1825-1829
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/299964
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Transparent and opaque watercolor, with scratchwork, on cream wove paper
Dimensions
29.8 x 44 cm (11 3/4 x 17 5/16 in.)
frame: 48.3 × 61.6 × 2.5 cm (19 × 24 1/4 × 1 in.)
Provenance
Thomas Griffiths, Esq., Norwood, by 1833. [1] John Ruskin, Brantwood, by 1878, by descent; to Joan Severn (née Agnew), his second cousin, 1900. [Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London]. Charles Fairfax Murray, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1903.

Notes
[1] Griffiths is listed as the owner in 1833
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Charles Fairfax Murray in honor of W. J. Stillman
Accession Year
1903
Object Number
1903.49
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

A Descriptive Catalogue of Drawings by J. M. W. Turner, R. A., Expressly Made for His Work, Now in Course of Publication, of Views in England and Wales; and Also for Sir Walter Scott's Poetical Works, exh. cat., Moon, Boys, and Graves (London, 1833), p. 6, cat. no. 7

Notes by John Ruskin on His Drawings by J. M. W. Turner, R.A., The Fine Art Society (London, 1900), pp. 36-37, cat. no. 30

Arthur Pope, Catalogue of Ruskin Exhibition in Memory of Charles Eliot Norton, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, 1909), no. 60

An Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings, and Prints by J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, R. P. Bonington, exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, 1946), p. 16, cat. no. 30

An Exhibition of Paintings by J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851) to Commemorate the Centennial of His Death, exh. cat., Art Gallery of Toronto and National Gallery of Canada (Toronto, 1950), p. 11, cat. no. 46

Gail S. Weinberg, Drawings of John Ruskin (1819 - 1900), exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1979), no. 5

Andrew Wilton, J. M. W. Turner, His Art and Life, Rizzoli (New York, NY, 1979), no. 813, repr.

Dr. Isabel Stuebe, Through English Eyes: The Geography of Romanticism in British Watercolors, 1760-1860, exh. cat., The Katonah Gallery (Katonah, NY, 1979), pp. 12-13, 19, cat. no. 17, repr. p. 12

Eric Shanes, Turner's Picturesque Views in England and Wales, 1825-1838, Chatto & Windus (London, 1979), pp. 30-31, no. 27, repr.

Ruskin and the English Watercolor, exh. cat., The Whitworth Art Gallery (Manchester, 1989), p. 22, under cat. no. 34

Marjorie B. Cohn, "Turner, Ruskin, Norton, Winthrop", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin (Cambridge, MA, Fall 1993), vol. II, checklist no. 3

Susan P. Casteras and Susan Phelps Gordon, John Ruskin and the Victorian Eye, exh. cat., Harry N. Abrams, Inc. and Phoenix Art Museum (New York/Phoenix, 1993), pp. 62, 27, repr. as fig. 44

Judy Egerton, Turner: The Fighting Temeraire, exh. cat., National Gallery Publications Ltd. (London, 1995), p. 19, repr. as fig. 4

James Cuno, Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Ivan Gaskell, and William W. Robinson, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, ed. James Cuno, Harvard University Art Museums and Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), p. 226, ill. p. 227

Harvard University Art Museums, Masterpieces of world art : Fogg Art Museum, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1997

Eric Shanes, Turner: The Great Watercolours, exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts (London, England, 2000), cat. no. 89, repr. in color; under cat. no. 88

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson, Melissa Renn, and Susan C. Ricci, The Last Ruskinians: Charles Eliot Norton, Charles Herbert Moore, and Their Circle, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2007), pp. 90, 96, pl. 53

Jason Rosenfeld, Passages through Time: Turner's Modern and Ancient Ports, Journal18 (April 2017), [e-journal], http://www.journal18.org/1728, accessed May 5, 2017

Susan Grace Galassi, Ian Warrell, and Joanna Sheers Seidenstein, Turner's Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time, exh. cat., Yale University Press (U.S.) and The Frick Collection (New York, 2017), pp. 33, 36, 52, 150, repr. p. 36 as fig. 25

Exhibition History

[Turner exhibition], Moon, Boys, and Graves, 06/01/1833 - 07/01/1833

Ruskin Exhibition, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 11/01/1909 - 02/28/1910

Paintings, Drawings, and Prints by J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, R. P. Bonington, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 03/21/1946 - 04/28/1946

Drawings of John Ruskin, 1819 - 1900, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/19/1979 - 03/04/1979

Through English Eyes: The Geography of Romanticism in British Watercolors, 1760-1860, The Katonah Gallery, 09/16/1979 - 10/18/1979

John Ruskin and the Victorian Eye, Phoenix Art Museum, 03/06/1993 - 05/23/1993; Indianapolis Museum of Art, 06/22/1993 - 08/29/1993

Turner-Ruskin-Norton-Winthrop, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/27/1993 - 02/20/1994

Turner: The Great Watercolours, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 12/02/2000 - 02/18/2001

The Last Ruskinians: Charles Eliot Norton, Charles Herbert Moore, and Their Circle, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/07/2007 - 07/08/2007

Turner's Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time, The Frick Collection, New York, 02/22/2017 - 05/14/2017

Turner's Modern World, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 03/27/2022 - 07/10/2022

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