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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Radley Hall from the North-East c.1789

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Recto:
Radley Hall from the North-East c.1789
Turner Bequest II 14
Pencil on white laid paper, 160 x 249 mm
Squared for transfer and inscribed by Turner in pencil with numerals ‘1’ to ‘12’ along left and top edges of grid
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘14’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘II 14’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
An additional line is ruled diagonally from the top of the vertical at the left front of the house down through the trees on the right, and calibrated perhaps to indicate the disposition of dentils on the cornice of the house. Turner used a similar composition for his finished watercolour of the house from the north-west (Tate D00048; Turner Bequest III C).
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Radley Hall from the North-East c.1789 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-radley-hall-from-the-north-east-r1140182, accessed 24 May 2018.