Joseph Mallord William Turner

Fonthill: Near View of the South Front of the Abbey from the Lawn

1799

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 469 × 333 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D41264

Catalogue entry

Not mentioned in Finberg’s 1909 Inventory,1 this is a brief continuation of the detailed study of Fonthill Abbey on D02178 (Turner Bequest XLVII 1). There is another Fonthill view on the recto (D02180; Turner Bequest XLVII 3).
1
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.120.
Technical notes:
The sheet appears to have been affected by flooding, presumably in the Tate Gallery incident of 1928. For a proposed sequence for the leaves of the disbound Fonthill sketchbook, with this page as folio 27 verso, see the Introduction.

Matthew Imms
February 2015

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