Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Porticoed Mansion

1816

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 97 × 154 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10980
Turner Bequest CXLIV 61

Catalogue entry

Finberg suggested that the building recorded in this sketch might be Harewood House, near Leeds, but this house is quite distinct. Given the proximity to Middleham subjects in the sketchbook, it seems possible that it will prove identifiable with a subject in that area, or somewhere on Turner’s route to Richmond and subsequent return to Farnley via Knaresborough. The same house appears (presumably) in the following double-page spread, verso and folio 62 (D10981–D10982).
See Introduction and Technical notes to this sketchbook for the change of ink colour, apparently from blue to red, in the numbering of this page.

David Hill
January 2009

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