Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Distant View of Harewood House from the North-East

1797

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 256 x 396 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02388
Turner Bequest LI U

Catalogue entry

A finished watercolour (private collection)1 depends on this study for the landscape and on Tate D02385 (Turner Bequest LI R) for the architecture. This sheet was originally joined to Tate D02387 (Turner Bequest LI T). The support is an unidentified, probably French paper of about 1780;2 see also Tate D17202 (Turner Bequest CXCVII L).
There are colour trials along the bottom edge.
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.324 no.218, reproduced.
2
See Bower 1990, pp.107–8.
Verso:
A large grey colour trial; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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