View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
Turner's painting of Petworth Park encompasses an extremely wide view that occupied about three landscaoe-format pages of a sketchbook. In the painting he compressed the scene, pulling it inwards at the edges and bottom with curves. These curves may have been suggested by the path that winds round the park (see no.122 and the lower sketch in no.125).
Gallery label, September 2004