Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Pavilion, Isleworth Church and the Grounds of Syon Park

1805

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 150 x 258 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05574
Turner Bequest XC 53

Catalogue entry

Despite Hill’s reservations, this must be Robert Mylne’s Pavilion and the cupola behind it that of All Saints’ Church; this identification was first noted by Edward Croft-Murrary in annotations to a copy of Finberg in Tate’s Library. For the Pavilion and the various idealised or imaginary adaptations of it in this sketchbook, see folio 3 (D05494). Hill’s ‘pedimented summerhouse’ cannot be identified, but is perhaps a misreading of Turner’s marks.

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

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