Example 32: Watercolor, British

Work Record
Class [controlled]: • prints and drawings  • European art
*Work Type [link]: • watercolor drawing
*Title: Conway Castle, North Wales
*Creator Display: Joseph Mallord William Turner (British, 1775-1851)
*Role [link]: painter  [link]: Turner, Joseph Mallord William
*Creation Date: 1798  [controlled]: • Earliest: 1798  • Latest: 1798
*Subject [links]: • seascape  • Conway Castle (Wales)  • ocean  • coastline  • storm  • fishermen (people)  • rocks  • struggle
Style [link]: Romantic
Culture [link]: British
*Current Location [link]: J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, California, United States)  • ID: 95.GC.10
*Measurements: 53.6 x 76.7 cm (21 1/8 in. x 30 1/8 inches)
[controlled]  Value: 53.6 Unit: cm Type: height  |  • Value: 76.7 Unit: cm Type: width
*Materials and Techniques:  watercolor and gum Arabic washes with graphite underdrawing
Material [links]: • watercolor  • paper  • gum arabic  • graphite  Technique [links]: • underdrawing  • wash technique
Description: This is the largest of Turner’s four extant watercolors of this medieval castle on the northern coast of Wales. Turner portrays the landscape and ocean in a dramatic fashion, using angry clouds, sunshine, and roiling waves to animate the scene and emphasize the struggle of the fishermen.
Description Source [link]: J. Paul Getty Museum online. www.getty.edu  Page: accessed 2 December 2006

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