Joseph Mallord William Turner

An Architectural Study: ?Panelling in the Oak Room, Farnley Hall

?1814

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 178 x 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09778
Turner Bequest CXXXIII 78 v

Catalogue entry

This slight study was not recorded in Finberg’s Inventory.1 It may show panelling in the Oak Room at Farnley Hall, in relation to other studies on folios 74 verso–75 recto, 76 verso (D09770–D09771, D09774) and 80 recto (D09779; CXXXIII 79). It is not clear which way up the drawing should be read, though in relation to the main sequence of the book it appears at the top of the page with a small reversed ‘L’ shape to the top right, which may indicate a section of moulding, as also seen in the third of the drawings mentioned above; see under D09770 for further discussion.

Matthew Imms
July 2014

1
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.379.

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