Joseph Mallord William Turner

Architectural Details, Perhaps at Farnley Hall

?1814

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 178 × 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40820

Catalogue entry

The fragment has been set into a new, blank leaf. It appears to record carved ‘linenfold’ panelling and an ogee moulding, and may relate to further architectural details on the opposite page. As with other such details from folio 74 verso (D09770) onwards they may relate to Farnley Hall, or another of Walter Fawkes’s Yorkshire properties as seen at the beginning of the sketchbook from folio 4 verso onwards (D09673); see under D09770 for further discussion.
Whether the sheet was torn away irregularly to dispose of the inscription on the recto (Tate D40819) while retaining the drawing here, or the drawing was made on the stub after it had been torn, is unclear.

Matthew Imms
July 2014

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