Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Rustic Boat House; Continuation of A Summer House at the Edge of Lake Tiny, near Farnley Hall

1818

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 111 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D12002
Turner Bequest CLIII 5

Catalogue entry

This is the continuation to the right of the previous double-page spread depicting a summer house on Lake Tiny near Farnley Hall (D12000–D12001; Turner Bequest CLIII 3a–4), panning right to include a rustic boathouse. The main sketch served as the basis of a finished watercolour called Grounds of Farnley Hall (private collection)1 painted for Walter Fawkes of Farnley about 1818. Turner did not refer to this continuation in the finished composition. See notes to D12000 for Jan Piggott’s misidentification of the summer house as the Pheasant’s [or ‘Peasant’s’] Nest, actually sited elsewhere, on the banks of the River Washburn near Leathley.

David Hill
June 2009

1
Wilton 1979, no.608

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