Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Woodwalk, Farnley Park

?1818

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 129 x 205 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10344
Turner Bequest CXXXIX 2

Catalogue entry

Together with the drawing of the Pheasant’s Nest on folio 1 of the sketchbook (D10343) this drawing is likely to date from November 1818 when Turner was at Farnley Hall, according to Hill, Warburton and Tussey. See the Introduction to the sketchbook for their belief that these drawings and others of Wharfedale near Farnley at the back of the book were made on different occasions.
The drawing was used for a watercolour for Walter Fawkes of Farnley (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge).1 The title given here is the one most often attached to the watercolour but the same authors note that the most likely location of the subject is the Glen, leading away from Lake Tiny in Farnley Park. Hill, Warburton and Tussey point out that another watercolour, Lake Plantation, Farnley Hall (private collection)2 looks in the opposite direction towards the lake.
1
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, pp.369–70 no.602.
2
Ibid., p.370 no.605.
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
May 2011

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