Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of Farnley Hall from the South-West

c.1812–13

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 110 × 178 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09085
Turner Bequest CXXIX 22

Catalogue entry

Farnley Hall was the Yorkshire seat of Turner’s friend and patron Walter Fawkes. The indication of the house, and the profile of the land resembles that of Farnley as seen in sketches in the Hastings sketchbook (Tate D10406; Turner Bequest CXXXIX 40a) and the Large Farnley sketchbook (Tate D09056; Turner Bequest CXXVIII 40). These are taken from Great Dib on the West Chevin above Otley, but the present drawing appears to be from a lower viewpoint.

David Hill
October 2008

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