Joseph Mallord William Turner Study for ‘Mortlake Terrace, the Seat of William Moffatt, Esq., Summer’s Evening’ 1825

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Study for ‘Mortlake Terrace, the Seat of William Moffatt, Esq., Summer’s Evening’
From Mortlake and Pulborough Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CCXIII
Date 1825
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 113 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18733
Turner Bequest CCXIII 15 a
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The drawing on this opening provided the basis for an oil painting Turner exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1827, 'Mortlake Terrace, the Seat of William Moffatt, Esq., Summer's Evening' (National Gallery of Art, Washington). Like the slightly later views of Petworth Park (see Gallery 102), this view is a reversal of the traditional topographical house portrait so that the house itself is not seen, the view from the house becoming the subject.

August 2004

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