Joseph Mallord William Turner

Mansion, with Trees, on Eminence, with River in Foreground

1821

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 × 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18554
Turner Bequest CCXI 19 a

Catalogue entry

This is one of two sketches of an unidentified mansion on a rise above a river; there is a view from closer to on folio 17 verso (Tate D18550; Turner Bequest CCXI 19a). Turner has inscribed various letters and numbers over different parts of the picture. They may represent different colours according to the artist’s own idiosyncratic system. The sketch continues at the left on folio 20 (Tate D18555; Turner Bequest CCXI 20).

Thomas Ardill
March 2013

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