Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cassiobury: The House Seen across the Park, from the South

1807

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 327 x 433 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02217
Turner Bequest XLVII 40

Catalogue entry

This drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. For Turner’s commission for views of Cassiobury from the Earl of Essex, see under D02235 (Turner Bequest XLVII 58). A finished watercolour based on this view was made for Essex (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston),1 and engraved for the History and Description of Cassiobury Park, 1816 (no Tate impression).
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.320 no.189, reproduced.
Technical notes:
Finberg noted1 that the drawing had suffered in the 1928 Tate Gallery flood, and that some of the pencil lines had been partly obliterated, as he conjectured, during cleaning. For a proposed sequence for the leaves of the disbound Fonthill sketchbook, with this page as folio 51, see the Introduction.
1
A.J. Finberg (died 1939), undated MS note in an interleaved copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.122.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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