Joseph Mallord William Turner

St Peter’s Chapel, Tabley, and the Moat

1808

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 108 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07116
Turner Bequest CV 84

Catalogue entry

For Turner’s visit to Tabley in 1808, see Introduction to the sketchbook, and for St Peter’s Chapel, folios 2 and 3 (D06985, D06986). This drawing is more careful and detailed than the two preceding thumbnail sketches and provides additional information about its setting on an island in the Moat, including the stone pillar or water pump on a strip of land in the foreground. There are various figures, perhaps a party of visitors from the main house. The Chapel is now rebuilt on a different site near the Georgian Tabley House but its chancel window and Dutch gables are clearly recognisable in Turner’s drawing. Its original island setting is overgrown and inaccessible, however.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

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