Turner, J.M.W. (1775-1851) ‘Rocks on the Colong on the Ganges (‘White’s Views in India 1836-1837)’, Engraving, 1836

Turner, J.M.W. (1775-1851) ‘Rocks on the Colong on the Ganges (‘White’s Views in India 1836-1837)’, Engraving, 1836

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Touched by Turner, and with instructions ‘Sky too heavy. Yet too much white paper’ ‘ ‘Rock more close work’ Pencil sketch below.

Inscribed, outer lower margin, in pencil in an unidentified hand, possibly Rawlinson’s… ‘Rocks on the Colong on the Ganges – Engraver’s Proof touched by Turner & written on.’

The promontory on the right has heavy shading in pencil; the reflections of boats below rock, and central craft, indicated in pencil; much pencil work on left foreground and the tree foliage above.

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Plate Size 22.8 x 29.3 cm
Image Size 13.3 x 20.8 cm
Sheet Size 29.3 x 40.8 cm
Provenance Sir Stephen Courtauld
Reference Rawlinson. 61 E.p. W.a.l

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