Joseph Mallord William Turner

Guy’s Cliffe House, on the River Avon near Warwick

1830

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 x 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22375
Turner Bequest CCXL 29

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbooks foliation, this is a continuation of the view of Guy’s Cliffe House near Warwick from across the River Avon on folio 28 verso opposite (D22374), under which the house and other views are discussed.
The subject was tentatively and incorrectly identified as ‘Ashridge?’ (a castellated country house near Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire) by A.J. Finberg (died 1939) and the watercolour and Turner scholar C.F. Bell (died 1966) in undated manuscript notes in copies of Finberg’s 1909 Inventory.1 Its correct identification was noted by Dr Bernard Richards as part of unpublished Turner research informed by local knowledge.2

Matthew Imms
August 2013

1
A.J. Finberg, undated MS notes in a copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, vol.II, p.739; C.F. Bell, undated MS notes in another copy at the same location, vol.II, p.739.
2
Conversation with the author, 14 May 2013.

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