Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Cassiobury Park, from across Fields

c.1807–10

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 258 x 370 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05373
Turner Bequest LXXXVI 17 a

Catalogue entry

A very slight, in some parts almost imperceptible, sketch, drawn with the sketchbook inverted. A large building with numerous chimneys fields can be seen across fields through a thin screen of trees. This appears to be Cassiobury, from the same angle as in the separate composition study (Tate D08217; Turner Bequest CXX D) and the unfinished painting Cassiobury Park; Reaping (Tate N04663).1 Views of Cassiobury related to this composition also appear in the River sketchbook (Tate D06017, D06042–D06044, D06046, D06048; Turner Bequest XCVI 46, 61a–62, 62a, 63a, 64a).

David Blayney Brown
December 2009

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.128 no.209a (pl.209).

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