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Technique and condition
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.
Finberg 1961, p.19.
Turner’s mount laid down on a modern sheet, stamped with Turner Bequest monogram.