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image of The Evening of the Deluge Joseph Mallord William Turner (artist)
British, 1775 - 1851
The Evening of the Deluge, c. 1843
oil on canvas
overall: 76 x 76 cm (29 15/16 x 29 15/16 in.)
Timken Collection
Not on View
From the Tour: Constable and Turner — British Landscapes of the Early 1800s
Object 10 of 11


The Rev. T.J. Judkin; passed to his wife (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 13 January 1872, No. 35, as The Animals going into the ark-circle), bought by (White). William Houldsworth, Mount Charles, Ayr, Scotland, by 1878[1] (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 23 May 1891, no. 59, as The Deluge, bought in), (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 16 May 1896, no. 54), bought by (Messrs. Shepherd Brothers), London. (Charles Sedelmeyer, Sedelmeyer Gallery), Paris, 1896. (Maurice Kann), who sold it 1900 to (Thos. Agnew & Sons), London, from whom it was purchased 1901 by H. Darell Brown, London;(sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London 23 May 1924, no. 41, as The Eve of the Deluge); bought by (Carroll Galleries). (Howard Young Galleries, New York), by 1926.[2] William R. Timken [1866-1949], New York; by inheritance to his widow, Lillian Guyer Timken [1881-1959], New York; bequest 1960 to NGA.

[1] When he loaned it to the Fine Art Loan Exhibition, Corporation Art Galleries, Glasgow, 1878, no. 13. [2] The catalogue for the Second Loan Exhibition of Old Masters: British Paintings of the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries, Detroit Institute of Arts, 1926, no. 48, states that the painting was loaned by "Mr. Howard Young, New York." [3] A Century of Progress: Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture Lent from American Collections, Art Institute of Chicago, 1933, no. 206; the catalogue lists this work as lent by Mrs. Timken.

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