Joseph Mallord William Turner

Petworth Park from the Upperton Monument

1809

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 107 x 180 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07761
Turner Bequest CXII 5

Catalogue entry

The Upperton Monument was built by the Earl of Egremont as an eye-catcher and prospect tower. The date of its original construction is uncertain but an outline appears in a painting by Thomas Phillips from 1798 (Lord Egremont).1 It was remodelled in a more distinctive form in 1815–16. Turner used it or the rising ground on which it stands for this view.
1
Christopher Rowell in Christopher Rowell, Ian Warrell and David Blayney Brown, Turner at Petworth, exhibition catalogue, Petworth House, Petworth 2002, p.177, reproduced fig.169
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
June 2009

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