Joseph Mallord William Turner

Radley Hall from the South-East

1789

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 330 x 510 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00049
Turner Bequest III D

Technique and condition

Catalogue entry

This is one of two finished views of Radley Hall that have survived in the Turner Bequest; see also Tate D00048 (Turner Bequest III C). They are based on notes made in the Oxford sketchbook (Tate D00028, D00043; Turner Bequest II 14, 25a); the latter page has notes of the fenestration. As Finberg points out, this drawing demonstrates ‘the thoroughness’ of Thomas Malton’s teaching while Turner was with him.1
Turner’s washline border has been cut down at the top and bottom.
1
Finberg 1961, p.19.
Verso:
Turner’s mount laid down on a modern sheet, stamped with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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