Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sunset ?near Farnley Hall

c.1824

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 x 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18379
Turner Bequest CCX 42

Catalogue entry

Rendered with swift and cursory handling, here Turner records a sunset; the artist has inscribed the note ‘v[ery] yellow’ at right. This sketch, and those on Tate D18378, D18477; Turner Bequest CCX 41a, 93, are almost certainly connected to sky study and sunset depicted on Tate D18478; Turner Bequest CCX 93a which is believed to have been taken at Farnley Hall, North Yorkshire, on 30 November 1824. Farnley was the estate of Turner’s close friend and patron Sir Walter Fawkes.
Verso:
Blank.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2015

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