View of Somerset House looking Downstream from the York Water-Tower

Daniel Turner

Oil on canvas

c.1790
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Hospitality, Lancaster House
  • About the artist
    Painter and etcher Daniel Turner exhibited seven works at the Free Society (1782-83). His address was then Snow Hill in the City and he may have been related to William Turner of that address, a carver, gilder, and print seller who went bankrupt in 1789. Daniel moved to 24 Millbank Street, Westminster, before first exhibiting at the Royal Academy, where he showed ten works, mainly London views (1796-1801). Colourist James Turner was operating from the same address (1786-1806). In December 1806 Daniel was arrested after he drunkenly toasted Napoleon and his armies at the Lemon Tree tavern, Haymarket. The case was later dismissed. By the time colourist Charles Turner of Millbank Street was declared bankrupt in 1811 Daniel had presumably died.
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  • Details
    Title
    View of Somerset House looking Downstream from the York Water-Tower
    Date
    c.1790
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 35.50 cm, width: 46.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Transferred from HM Revenue and Customs, December 2012
    Provenance
    Bequest of Sir Ernest Clark to the Inland Revenue, 1951 (received 1972)
    GAC number
    10220