Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Fawkes Family Picnic Party on the Moors near Farnley Hall

1816

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In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 179 x 254 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09791
Turner Bequest CXXXIV 2

Catalogue entry

This party, complete with horses and carriages, presumably comprises members of Walter Fawkes’s household and guests, in the Yorkshire countryside near Farnley Hall. For other views at and around Farnley Hall and nearby Yorkshire properties belonging to Fawkes see under folio 1 verso (D09790); compare the al fresco gathering on folio 32 recto (D09882; Turner Bequest CXXXIV 78), under which other such scenes are noted.
For other views at and around Farnley Hall and nearby Yorkshire properties belonging to Walter Fawkes see under folio 1 verso (D09790).

Matthew Imms
July 2014

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