Joseph Mallord William Turner

Chale Farm, Isle of Wight

1795

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 264 x 204 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00436
Turner Bequest XXIV 28

Catalogue entry

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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