Back in January, Swann Galleries auctioned what might have been an original watercolor by J.M.W. Turner. Originally catalogued in our Old Master Drawings auction as a Circle of Turner view From Ehrenbreitstein, a scholar came forward to say that the style, size and quality of detail seemed to indicate the work was an untraced original and, therefore, a significant discovery.
Now, the most recent edition of Turner Studies includes an article by Turner scholar and curator Cecelia Powell that connects the watercolor to a preparatory sketch by the artist from his Waterloo and Rhine sketchbook (above). Powell's article is titled From Ehrenbreitstein returns from Obscurity.
Labels: From Ehrenbreitstein, J.M.W. Turner, Old Master Drawings, watercolor