Joseph Mallord William Turner

Composition Study for a View of Fonthill from the South-West

1799

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 79 x 130 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02152
Turner Bequest XLVI 106 a

Catalogue entry

Made with the page turned horizontally, this related to the finished watercolour of Fonthill Abbey exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1800 as South-west view of a Gothic Abbey now building at Fonthill, the seat of W. Beckford Esq. (Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto);1 compare folios 111 recto and 113 recto (D02158, D02162).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.338 no.336, reproduced.

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