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

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Ruins of Cliveden House 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 20 Recto:
The Ruins of Cliveden House 1805
D05872
Turner Bequest XCIV 20
Pen and ink on white wove paper, prepared with a grey wash, 143 x 228 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘209’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XCIV 20’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The same subject as folio 19 (D05871); see catalogue note. Smudges on this leaf are probably from rain drops, falling as Turner sketched among the ruins and interacting with the grey wash preparation.
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David Blayney Brown
December 2007

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘The Ruins of Cliveden House 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, December 2007, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-ruins-of-cliveden-house-r1130095, accessed 25 December 2014.