User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

View from the Terrace of a Villa at Niton, Isle of Wight, from Sketches by a Lady

Start collecting

This charming summer scene is based on watercolor sketches done by Lady Julia Gordon, who had been Turner's pupil years before. A view from the steps of her villa, it records the new fashion for "Italian" gardens with terraces and urns. Turner exhibited the painting under the title given here at...

Show Full Description

Provenance

Painted for Lady Willoughby Gordon (Julia Bennet) and based upon her sketches; by descent to Lady Gordon's granddaughter, Mrs. Disney Leith; by descent to her son, the seventh Lord Burgh; July 26, 1926, sale Christie's, London, lot 27, and bought by Sampson; 1929, with Dudley Tooth, London; 1933, sold by Dudley Tooth to William A. Coolidge, Topsfield and Cambridge, MA (d. 1992); 1993, bequest of William A. Coolidge. (Accession Date: January 27, 1993)

Credit Line

Bequest of William A. Coolidge

1826

Dimensions

45.7 x 61 cm (18 x 24 in.)

Accession Number

1993.46

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Paintings