Joseph Mallord William Turner

Haddon Hall: The North Front; the Hall and ?Dorothy Vernon’s Bridge

?1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 191 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22204
Turner Bequest CCXXXIX 30

Catalogue entry

As Ian Warrell has noted, the main view of Haddon Hall is from the north;1 the Eagle Tower (also called Peverel’s Tower) is on the left, with the North Front running south-west to the right. The sketch continues across about a third of folio 31 recto (D22206), the present page having been pushed back to facilitate this.
At the top right here is part of a loose drawing, also continued on D22206, apparently showing an aspect of the hall and its surroundings; at the bottom left, upside down in relation to the main view, is a very slight sketch which probably shows the southern corner of the house above the pedestrian Dorothy Vernon’s Bridge over the River Wye. For other views see under folio 24 recto (D22192).

Matthew Imms
April 2014

1
Ian Warrell, notes from 1993 and later in Tate catalogue files.

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