Turner’s Lune up for auction

JMW TURNER PAINTING OF KIRKBY LONSDALE CHURCHYARD TO GO ON VIEW IN LEEDS' 'RUSKIN DESCRIBED VIEW AS THE FINEST IN EUROPE' 'A beautiful painting of Kirkby Lonsdale Churchyard by Joseph Mallord William Turner RA (1775-1851) will be on view at Bonhams office in Leeds on Friday 2nd, Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th December prior to its sale as part of the 19th Century Paintings sale on Wednesday 25th January 2012, at Bonhams New Bond Street, London.  The watercolour of a lyrical English landscape has not been seen at auction since 1884 and is estimated to fetch �200,000-300,000.
JMW TURNER PAINTING OF KIRKBY LONSDALE CHURCHYARD TO GO ON VIEW IN LEEDS' 'RUSKIN DESCRIBED VIEW AS THE FINEST IN EUROPE' 'A beautiful painting of Kirkby Lonsdale Churchyard by Joseph Mallord William Turner RA (1775-1851) will be on view at Bonhams office in Leeds on Friday 2nd, Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th December prior to its sale as part of the 19th Century Paintings sale on Wednesday 25th January 2012, at Bonhams New Bond Street, London. The watercolour of a lyrical English landscape has not been seen at auction since 1884 and is estimated to fetch �200,000-300,000.
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A PAINTING of the River Lune by JMW Turner will go up for auction next Wednesday, January 25, for the first time since 1884.

Turner painted the scene of the River Lune from the churchyard of St Mary’s Church in Kirkby Lonsdale.

The watercolour shows a group of children playing in the foreground.

It is estimated that the painting will fetch between £200,000 and £300,000 at the Bonham’s 19th Century Paintings, Drawings and Watercolours auction, which is being held at 2pm in New Bond Street, London.

An option of bidding for the painting online is available.

See the Lancaster Guardian (19-01-12) for full story.