Joseph Mallord William Turner The Long Cellar at Petworth c.1835

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The Long Cellar at Petworth
Date c.1835
Medium Oil paint on mahogany
Dimensions Support: 749 x 914 mm
frame: 910 x 1075 x 65 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Not on display

Catalogue entry

450. [N05539] A Vaulted Hall c. 1835


Mahogany, 29 1/2 × 36 (75 × 91·5)

Coll. Turner Bequest 1856 (150, one of ‘3 each (panel)’ 3'0" × 2'6"; identified 1946 by chalk number on back); transferred to the Tate Gallery 1947.

Exh. New York 1966 (16).

Lit. Davies 1946, pp. 167, 188 n. 15; Gowing 1966, p. 36; Wilton 1979, p. 210, pl. 221.

Distinct in size and the relative lack of colour from the Petworth interiors, Nos. 445–9, but probably of about the same date. Gowing sees its sombre tonality, handling and massive design as paralleling Snow-Storm, Avalanche and Inundation exhibited in 1837 (No. 371).

Published in:
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984

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