Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sutton Mills: Sutton Courtenay

1805

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 143 x 228 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05895
Turner Bequest XCIV 38 a

Catalogue entry

See catalogue note to folio 35 verso of the sketchbook (D05889) for other sketches likely to show scenery around Sutton Courtenay. This example must show the river or mill stream near what is now Mill House; the Mills, used later for paper mills, and a barn a little further upstream were converted into a residence, The Wharf, at the end of the century. The sketch may be related to the contemporary, unfinished oil Weir and Cattle (Tate N02705),1 for which a location on the River Wey had formerly been suggested.2

David Blayney Brown
December 2007

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.118 no.167 (pl.167).
2
Letter from Christopher Pinsent, 2 March 1970, cited ibid.

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