Joseph Mallord William TurnerThe Forest of Bere exhibited 1808

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Artist
Title
The Forest of Bere
Date exhibited 1808
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 890 x 1195 mm frame: 1308 x 1613 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by HM Government in lieu of tax and allocated to the Tate Gallery 1984. In situ at Petworth House
Reference
T03875
Not on display

Catalogue entry

77. [T03875] The Forest of Bere Exh. 1808

TATE GALLERY AND THE NATIONAL TRUST (LORD EGREMONT COLLECTION) PETWORTH HOUSE
Canvas, 35 × 47 (88·9 × 119·4)
Signed ‘... Turner R A’ at bottom, right of centre

Coll. Bought by Lord Egremont from Turner's gallery in 1808; by descent to the third Lord Leconfield who in 1947 conveyed Petworth to the National Trust; in 1957 the contents of the State Rooms were accepted by the Treasury in part payment of death duties.

Exh. Turner's gallery 1808; R.A. 1871 (235) and 1888 (7); Agnew 1967 (7); R.A. 1974–5 (149); Paris 1983–4 (17, repr. in colour).

Lit. Petworth Inventories 1837, 1856 (North Gallery); Waagen 1854, iii, p. 37 as ‘Landscape, Cows and Water’; Thornbury 1862, i, p. 14; ii, p. 397; 1877, pp. 199, 202, 594; Armstrong 1902, p. 227 as ‘Pool with Willows—Evening’; Collins Baker 1920, p. 124 no. 39 as ‘Evening—the Drinking Pool’; Whitley 1928, p. 140; Finberg 1961, pp. 146, 149, 469 no. 122; Herrmann 1975, pp. 19, 229, pl. 54; Joll 1977, p. 375; Gage 1980, p. 250… (read more)

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