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An April Shower: A View from Binsey Ferry Near Oxford, Looking Towards Port Meadow and Godstow

A work made of watercolor over graphite, with scraping, on cream wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of watercolor over graphite, with scraping, on cream wove paper.

Date:

1842

Artist:

William Turner
English, 1789-1862

About this artwork

William Turner of Oxford belongs to the second generation of great English watercolorists, known for their Romantic obsession with nature as a source of values and for their belief in the cult of the picturesque. He tried to maintain the topographic specificity seen in works of earlier eras while elevating watercolor landscapes to the level of moral enhancement. This idea is illustrated here by the harmony of humans and animals; the importance of family is underscored by an arcing rainbow.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

William Turner

Title

An April Shower: A View from Binsey Ferry Near Oxford, Looking Towards Port Meadow and Godstow

Origin

United Kingdom

Date

1842

Medium

Watercolor over graphite, with scraping, on cream wove paper

Dimensions

455 × 685 mm

Credit Line

Helen A. Regenstein Endowment

Reference Number

2005.42

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