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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25959
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 17 a

Catalogue entry

Across folios 17 verso–18 (D25959–D25960; CCLXVII 17a–18) are views of Abbotsford from the south-west. On the present page is a view of the southern half of the house from the drive. It continues slightly onto folio 18 with the arcaded garden wall that separates the northern half of the house. At the top of the page is a small sketch of a shield. This is probably a repeat of the shield above the porch entrance.
For references to all of Turner’s sketches of Abbotsford see folio 16 verso (D25957; CCLXVII 16a).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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