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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Radley Hall from the South-East 1789

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Radley Hall from the South-East 1789
Turner Bequest III D
Pencil and watercolour with pen and black and brown ink within ruled washline border, 295 x 439 mm on white wove paper, laid down, 327 x 509 mm
Inscribed by Turner in ink ‘Wm Turner pinxt’ lower right
Stamped in black ‘III D’ bottom right
Inscribed in red ink ‘III.D.’ bottom right on backing sheet
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is one of two finished views of Radley Hall that have survived in the Turner Bequest; see also Tate D00048 (Turner Bequest III C). They are based on notes made in the Oxford sketchbook (Tate D00028, D00043; Turner Bequest II 14, 25a); the latter page has notes of the fenestration. As Finberg points out, this drawing demonstrates ‘the thoroughness’ of Thomas Malton’s teaching while Turner was with him.1
Turner’s washline border has been cut down at the top and bottom.
Finberg 1961, p.19.
Turner’s mount laid down on a modern sheet, stamped with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Radley Hall from the South-East 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-south-east-r1140098, accessed 11 December 2017.