Sublime Sites

Explorations in the footsteps of Turner, Cotman and Ruskin with Professor David Hill

A Twopeny Portfolio: #5 The Old Bridge, Oxford

This is the fifth work of twenty-five bought in a lot of Sundry Drawings and Watercolours, offered at Anderson & Garland Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, 21 March 2-17, lot 46 … Continue reading

January 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

England and Wales Revisited: #35 Holy Island, Northumberland

This is the second instalment of a new series of articles in which I will revisit each of the 96 sites depicted by J.M.W.Turner in his series of engravings ‘Picturesque … Continue reading

July 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

England and Wales Revisited: # 34 Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

This is the first instalment of a new series of articles in which I will revisit each of the 96 sites depicted by J.M.W.Turner in his series of engravings ‘Picturesque … Continue reading

June 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Turner and Scotland #2: Loch Lomond from Colonel Lascelles’ monument, 1801

This article returns to a subject briefly visited in an article of 10 April 2016 in which I discussed a Turner watercolour of Ben Arthur from near Arrochar. I had … Continue reading

May 12, 2018 · 1 Comment

A newly-identified Val d’Aosta subject by Turner

Sometimes Sublime Sights appear completely out of the blue. The well-known scholar Timothy Wilcox recently sent me a photograph of the watercolour reproduced below. It forms part of an exceptional … Continue reading

March 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Turner at Brunnen, Lake Lucerne

2018 brings an especially Sublime sighting. On 30 January, Christie’s, New York offers a superb late Turner watercolour of ‘The Lake of Lucerne from Brunnen, with a Steamer’. This is … Continue reading

January 7, 2018 · 5 Comments

J.M.W.Turner: Ehrenbreitstein from Neuendorf

This article offers a new identification for a watercolour exhibited in the recent ‘Turner et la Couleur’ exhibition at the Hotel de Caumont, Aix en Provence 4 May – 18 … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · 3 Comments