South Gate of Sargans

Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775-1851)
Thomas Girtin (British, 1775-1802)
After John Robert Cozens (British, 1752-1797)

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The copies for Dr. Monro were a mutual exercise with Girtin drawing the outlines in pencil and Turner brushing in the effects with gray and blue inks.

To relieve the tedium of copywork, Turner frequently reversed the angle of sunlight, casting into shadow what Cozens had shown in light.

Object Information

artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775-1851)
artist
Thomas Girtin (British, 1775-1802)
artist
After John Robert Cozens (British, 1752-1797)
creation date
1794-1797
materials
gray ink washes over pencil on white paper
dimensions
9-1/2 x 14-3/4 in.
accession number
13.441
credit line
John Herron Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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