Joseph Mallord William Turner

A House with a Gate, a Tree and Figures

1799

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 79 x 130 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02002
Turner Bequest XLVI 7

Catalogue entry

Made with the page turned horizontally, this is possibly a rapid sketch of part of The Holme, Dr Thomas Dunham Whitaker’s family seat at Cliviger near Burnley, Lancashire; see Turner’s larger drawing of the house in the contemporary Lancashire and North Wales sketchbook (Tate D01928–D01929; Turner Bequest XLV 14a–15). The drawing on folios 7 verso–8 recto of the present book (D40771, D02003), which shows part of Whalley Abbey, confirms that Turner used this book in that area.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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