Joseph Mallord William Turner

Haddon Hall: The South Front; ?the Stables at Chatsworth House


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 114 × 191 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCXXXIX 28

Catalogue entry

As Ian Warrell has noted, the main view, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, is of the South Front of Haddon Hall,1 facing south-east over the formal gardens with the chapel at the far end; this continues a little across folio 27 verso (D22199). There is a similar view on the verso (D22201). At the top left relative to this subject and drawn with the page turned vertically is a slight study of a façade with a tower, which may be a small church, or possibly the stable block at nearby Chatsworth House, with its central clock tower; for other views of the latter see under folio 43 verso (D22231).
At the bottom right, upside down in relation to the main view, is a loose study, apparently of walls and trees, which may show an aspect of Haddon Hall; for other views see under folio 24 recto (D22192).

Matthew Imms
April 2014

Ian Warrell, notes from 1993 and later in Tate catalogue files.

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