Joseph Mallord William Turner

St Anne’s Hill, near Chertsey: A Classical Statue and Architectural Details


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 222 x 116 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCXXV 26 v

Catalogue entry

This page is not mentioned in Finberg’s 1909 Inventory.1 It comprises studies of a statue and architectural details, made with the page turned vertically, relating to adjacent drawings of Charles James Fox’s garden and villa at St Anne’s Hill, near Chertsey in Surrey. The detail of the Ionic capital and entablature towards the top left is probably from Fox’s garden Temple of Friendship, which is seen in full towards the bottom right, and behind the house in views on the recto and folio 27 recto opposite (D20589, D20591); foliage from the latter drawing is continued a little way across the gutter here. For more on Fox, St Anne’s Hill and Samuel Rogers, who commissioned illustrations of the house and garden for his Poems, see the sketchbook’s Introduction.

Matthew Imms
August 2014

See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.II, p.695.

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