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Fine Art/Stormy ocean scene by Turner


Numbered 8328 - Junction of Thames
Catalda Fine Arts Inc.
No glass, framed  would it be worth removing from frame.

British, 1775 - 1851
The Junction of the Thames and the Medway, 1807
oil on canvas
Overall: 108.8 x 143.7 cm (42 13/16 x 56 9/16 in.) framed: 148 x 180.3 cm (58 1/4 x 71 in.)
Widener Collection

From the Tour: Constable and Turner ó British Landscapes of the Early 1800s

Turner, who earned an early reputation for producing accurate topographical views, opened his own private sales gallery, where he exhibited this turbulent seascape. Based on notes in the artistís sketchbooks, the scene is the wide mouth of the Thames joining the North Sea, where the smaller River Medway further churns the waves. To the south, the town on the far shore is the seaport of Sheerness.

To heighten the stormís impact, Turner artfully manipulated the lighting in this composition. The sails at the right, for instance, are brilliantly silhouetted against the dark clouds. In actuality, however, the sun is obscured high in the sky behind the thunderheads, making it impossible for sunbeams to strike those ships from the side.

You probably have a replica or decorative print.
If it has no hand signature and editioin number, it is prob low end.
High end reproductions usually have a number over an edition number. What you have sounds different, maybe an item number from the retailer that sold it? A catalog number?


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