Joseph Mallord William Turner

Guy’s Cliffe House, on the River Avon near Warwick

1830

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 78 x 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22377
Turner Bequest CCXL 30

Catalogue entry

In this slight sketch, Guy’s Cliffe House, near Warwick, is seen from the north among trees across the River Avon. As part of unpublished Turner research informed by local knowledge, Dr Bernard Richards confirmed the subject, which Turner noted in this instance.1 See under folio 28 verso (D22374) for the house and other views.
1
Conversation with the author, 14 May 2013.
Technical notes:
The recto and verso (D22378) of this leaf are affected by the extensive pale brown, mottled staining which extends throughout the subsequent gathering (folios 31–42; D22379–D22402) and also folio 43 (D22403, D22404), as discussed in the Technical notes to the sketchbook’s Introduction.

Matthew Imms
August 2013

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