Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cassiobury: The Interior of the Great Cloister

1807

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 334 x 433 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02220
Turner Bequest XLVII 43

Catalogue entry

A finished watercolour based on this drawing in its unmutilated state (see the Technical notes later in this entry) was made for the Earl of Essex (private collection),1 and engraved for the History and Description of Cassiobury Park, 1816 (no Tate impression). For Turner’s commission for views of Cassiobury from the Earl, see under D02235 (Turner Bequest XLVII 58).
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.320 no.192, as untraced.
Technical notes:
This is a fragment of a sketchbook leaf, used horizontally and originally measuring approximately 334 x 469 mm; the other part of the drawing, D02234 (Turner Bequest XLVII 57), is now mounted to its right. For a proposed sequence for the leaves of the disbound Fonthill sketchbook, with these two fragments as folio 57, see the Introduction.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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