A View of Oxford from the Cherwell

Daniel Turner

Oil on canvas

  • 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
    A View of Oxford from the Cherwell
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 67.50 cm, width: 97.50 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Christie's, March 1977
    Provenance
    Sold through Christie's, London, on 25 February 1977 (Lot 81); from which sale purchased by the Department of the Environment
    GAC number
    13002