Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Gothic Manor House

1797

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 210 x 270 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00923
Turner Bequest XXXIV 17

Catalogue entry

The subject is drawn with the page turned horizontally. After the publication of his 1909 Inventory, Finberg suggested that this is the Manor House at Knaresborough.1 David Hill implies disagreement with this, describing the subject simply as ‘Unidentified manor house between Kirkstall and Knaresborough’.
1
A.J. Finberg, undated MS notes in an interleaved copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, vol.I, opposite p.70.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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