Retracing the brush strokes of British painter and member of Camden Town Group.
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Montivilliers (aka Montivilliers, near Le Havre)
John Doman Turner
c. 1910 – 1913
Chalk and watercolour
10,3/4 x 14,3/4 (27.3 x 37.5)
Inscribed with title, bottom left
The International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers 1913 ‘Fifthteenth exhibition’
Southampton 1951, ‘The Camden Town Group’;
Colchester 1961 ‘Camden Town Group’,
Arts Council 1961 ‘Drawings of the Camden Town Group;
Hampstead 1965, ‘Camden Town Group’
Fine Art Society 1976 ‘Camden Town Recalled’ miscatalogued as St. Valery-sur-Somme
Featured in The International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers 1913 ‘Fifthteenth exhibition’ catalogue.
Featured in Wendy Baron’s book ‘The Camden Town Group’ 1979
This was one of the first works to be discovered after John Doman Turner’s death. It has been confused with ‘St Valery Sur Somme’. In 1979 Baron wrote “Both of Turner’s drawings were exhibited in 1976 but in cataloguing them I confused the two titles. The inscription on Montivilliers had previously been obscured by an old mount.”, this was mentioned in the book ‘The Camden Town Group‘ published 1979. The title ‘Montivilliers’ can be seen at the bottom of the artwork.