Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Summer-house and Garden at ‘The Limes’, Mortlake, Looking West up the River Thames

1825

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18733
Turner Bequest CCXIII 15 a

Display caption

The drawing on this opening provided the basis for an oil painting Turner exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1827, 'Mortlake Terrace, the Seat of William Moffatt, Esq., Summer's Evening' (National Gallery of Art, Washington). Like the slightly later views of Petworth Park (see Gallery 102), this view is a reversal of the traditional topographical house portrait so that the house itself is not seen, the view from the house becoming the subject.

Gallery label, August 2004

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