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

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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...

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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)

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Bequest of William A. Coolidge



45.7 x 61 cm (18 x 24 in.)

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Oil on canvas