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Watercolour - A Mountain Pass

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1953P408
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1775 - 1851

Maker Information

Attributed to: John Henderson - View biography for John Henderson
Attributed to (previously):J M W Turner - View biography for J M W Turner


When this drawing entered the Birmingham collection it was thought to be by Turner. Andrew Wilton, the acknowledged authority on the artist, has suggested that it is the work of Henderson, a member of the 'Munro School.'. The term 'Monro School' refers to a number of drawings and watercolours which were made at the homes of the patron Dr Thomas Monro (1759-1833). He encouraged artists to study his collection of paintings and drawings, and many of the most important practitioners of the day made use of his 'Academy'. Henderson was a neighbour of Monro in Adelphi Terrace, London. There is a suggestion, because of the dramatic nature of the subject, that this drawing is after another by John Robert Cozens (1752-1797).

Presented by J Leslie Wright1953, received on his death, 1954.

Further Information

School/Style:Munro School
Medium:Pencil with grey and green wash on paper.


Height:239 mm
Width:370 mm