Joseph Mallord William TurnerPart of Petworth Church, Sussex, Seen from the North-West 1792

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Artist
Title
Part of Petworth Church, Sussex, Seen from the North-West
Date 1792
MediumGraphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 272 x 213 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00379
Turner Bequest XXIII E
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Part of Petworth Church, Sussex, Seen from the North-West 1792
D00379
Turner Bequest XXIII E
Pencil and wash on white wove paper, 272 x 213 mm
Watermark ‘J WHATMAN’
Stamped in black ‘XXIII E’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The identification is due to Ian Warrell. The distinctive use here of blocks of blue wash to ‘enact’ the construction of the masonry is to be found also in the view of a church tower (Tate D00185; Turner Bequest XVII J).
Verso:
Washed with a grey tone; stained; inscribed in a modern hand ‘116’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012