Joseph Mallord William TurnerChale Farm, Isle of Wight 1795

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Artist
Title
Chale Farm, Isle of Wight
From Isle of Wight Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XXIV
Date 1795
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 264 x 204 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00436
Turner Bequest XXIV 28
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 29 Recto:
Chale Farm, Isle of Wight 1795
D00436
Turner Bequest XXIV 28
Pencil on white wove paper, 264 x 204 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Chale Farm’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXIV 28’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is evidently the study on which the watercolour commissioned by John Landseer (private collection)1 was based; see the list of ‘Order’d Drawings’ on the flyleaf (D41250). The watercolour was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1796 (699), and published by Selby Whittingham in 1986. A drawing of Chale church is on folio 28 (D00435; Turner Bequest XXIV 27).
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.315 no.142.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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