Joseph Mallord William Turner

Rosehill Park

1810

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 181 x 228 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10244
Turner Bequest CXXXVII 27 a

Catalogue entry

This tiny sketch, drawn at the top right corner of the page with the sketchbook inverted, is a distant view of Rosehill (now Brightling) Park, the home of John Fuller, set against clumps of trees. Turner painted Rosehill for Fuller in 1810 (private collection),1 in a rather similar distant view. See Introduction to the sketchbook for Fuller’s commissions to Turner that year and the artist’s later work for him. For other drawings of the house see the two Hastings sketchbooks (D07689, D07695; Turner Bequest CXI 61, 65 and Tate D10392–D10393; Turner Bequest CXXXIX 33a–34).

David Blayney Brown
March 2011

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.130 no.211 (pl.212).

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