Joseph Mallord William TurnerPetworth Park: Tillington Church in the Distance c.1828

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Artist
Title
Petworth Park: Tillington Church in the Distance
Date c.1828
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 600 x 1457 mm frame: 930 x 1707 x 155 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
N00559

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The long terrace along Petworth’s west front is shown curving upwards to left and right in a fish-eye lens perspective effect emphasised by the clouds seeming to arch downwards on each side of the setting sun. Lord Egremont’s dogs dash from his chair past the unconcerned deer to greet him. This incident was left out of the finished version installed at Petworth in favour of a cricket match in the park, one of the entertainments the benevolent Egremont liked to hold for the local people.

February 2010

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