Joseph Mallord William Turner
Sketch for ‘Petworth Park: Tillington Church in the Distance’ c.1827

Artwork details

Sketch for ‘Petworth Park: Tillington Church in the Distance’
From Petworth Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCXLIII
Date c.1827
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 114 x 182 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCXLIII 77 a
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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).

September 2004

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