Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sketch for ‘Petworth Park: Tillington Church in the Distance’

c.1827

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 182 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22657
Turner Bequest CCXLIII 77 a

Display caption

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