After Joseph Mallord William Turner Pevensey Bay from Crowhurst Park 1816

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Pevensey Bay from Crowhurst Park
Date 1816
Medium Line engraving on paper
Dimensions Image: 191 x 283 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1986
Reference
T04434
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Many of Turner's patrons were
colourful characters. One such figure
was Jack Fuller of Rosehill Park, a Sussex landowner and MP with a family fortune created through iron. As well as being a founding member of the Royal Institution, Fuller is remembered for his eccentric building projects, which earned him
the title 'Mad Jack'.

 

Fuller commissioned Turner to produce
a number of watercolours to be engraved for a publication, Views in Sussex. The view across Crowhurst Park was an obvious choice, being the country residence of the Pelham family,
Fuller's close neighbours.

 

August 2004

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