Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Peak District Valley, Possibly near Haddon Hall or Chapel-en-le-Frith; Views of Haddon Hall

?1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 × 191 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22198
Turner Bequest CCXXXIX 27

Catalogue entry

The main view continues across folio 26 verso opposite (D22197), under which the possible subject and the significance of Turner’s note ‘Road to Chapl’ are discussed
There are three further slight sketches on this page, made around the edges of the main view and separated by pencil lines. Upside down in relation to it at the bottom centre is a view of Haddon Hall from the north-west across the bridge over the River Wye; the largest of the three supplementary sketches, made with the page turned vertically, shows a similar prospect. For other views of the hall, see under folio 24 recto (D22192). Upside down at the top centre is perhaps another Haddon view, exaggerating one of the corner towers.

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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