J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ground Plan of Wollaton Hall 1794

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 36 Recto:
Ground Plan of Wollaton Hall 1794
Turner Bequest XIX 36
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 181 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘36’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XIX 36’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The square plan with corner towers and central courtyard, with flights of steps, is evidently that of Wollaton; Turner drew it in two views, folios 34 verso and 35 verso (D00246, D00247) and there may have been a third on the page torn out preceding this one (see the technical notes in the sketchbook’s introduction).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Ground Plan of Wollaton Hall 1794 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-ground-plan-of-wollaton-hall-r1140767, accessed 20 September 2017.