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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Tabley House, from the Moat 1808

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 26 Recto:
Tabley House, from the Moat 1808
Turner Bequest CIII 17
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 226 x 295 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘17’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CIII 17’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
See Introduction to the sketchbook for Turner’s visit to Tabley in 1808 and commission to paint a pair of pictures of the house and grounds for Sir John Leicester. This view was perhaps considered as an alternative basis for one of Turner’s pictures; see notes to folio 25 (D06846 Turner Bequest CIII 16) and the resulting oil sketch (D06848; Turner Bequest CIII 18).

David Blayney Brown
July 2010

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Tabley House, from the Moat 1808 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2010, 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-tabley-house-from-the-moat-r1134492, accessed 23 June 2018.