Joseph Mallord William Turner

Burghley House from the North-West

1797

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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
D00996
Turner Bequest XXXIV 85

Catalogue entry

The subject is drawn with the page turned horizontally. David Hill surmises that Turner visited the interior of Burghley House and admired the collection of Old Master paintings there, though there is no record of such a visit in the book, apart from this drawing of the two principal façades of this, one of the most elaborate of the Elizabethan ‘prodigy houses’, which stands near Stamford, Lincolnshire; see folio 91 recto (D00997; Turner Bequest XXXIV 86).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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