Joseph Mallord William TurnerHampton Court, Herefordshire: View in the Grounds, with a Large Oak Tree 1795

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Artist
Title
Hampton Court, Herefordshire: View in the Grounds, with a Large Oak Tree
From South Wales Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XXVI
Date 1795
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 203 x 264 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00603
Turner Bequest XXVI 49
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 48 Recto:
Hampton Court, Herefordshire: View in the Grounds, with a Large Oak Tree 1795
D00603
Turner Bequest XXVI 49
Pencil on white wove paper, 203 x 264 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Hampton Court’ bottom centre
Stamped in black ‘XXVI 49’ bottom left, descending vertically
The basis for a finished watercolour executed for Viscount Malden (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester),1 as noted among the ‘Order’d Drawings’ towards the beginning of this sketchbook (D40557). Turner was engaged by Malden, later Earl of Essex, to make views of Essex’s Hertfordshire house, Cassiobury, and later in this decade was commissioned to make a further set of views of Hampton Court by Richard Colt Hoare of Stourhead; see the Hereford Court sketchbook (Tate; Turner Bequest XXXVIII). See also folios 49 recto, 50 recto, 51 recto and 52 recto of the present sketchbook (D00604–D00607; Turner Bequest XXVI 50, 51, 52, 53)
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
1
Wilton 1979, p.319 no.184, reproduced.
Technical notes:
The outer corners of the sheet have been made up.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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