Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ashburnham Place

1810

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 201 x 325 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10340
Turner Bequest CXXXVIII 17

Catalogue entry

Probably a left-hand page from the sketchbook.
This drawing was used for the first of Turner’s two watercolours of Ashburnham Place, made for John Fuller in 1810 (University of Liverpool)1 and aquatinted by Joseph Stadler for Four Large Coloured Views in Sussex published circa 1818. See the Vale of Heathfield sketchbook (Tate D10311–D10313; Turner Bequest CXXXVII 68–69) for the origin of the later Vale of Ashburnham (British Museum, London).2
The Ashburnham estates adjoined Fuller’s which in this view lie in the far distance to the left. As well as Ashburnham Place, the view takes in Broad Water in the parkland in front of the house and St Peter’s Church to its left.
1
Wilton 1979, p.349 no.433.
2
Ibid., p.348 no.425.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
April 2011

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