Joseph Mallord William Turner

Newall Old Hall, near Farnley


In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 110 × 178 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXXXIII 4 a

Catalogue entry

Only chimneys and gable finials are shown here, continuing from the main body of the building drawn on folio 5 recto opposite (D09674), under which the subject is discussed. Above is what seems to be the profile of a hill or coastline, and an architectural detail of a shallow Tudor-style arch, perhaps a detail of Newall Old Hall, if not a reprise of the doorway itself, which is shown in the main part of the drawing opposite.
Technical notes:
There is a small brown stain at the top right matching one on the opposite page, and also showing through to the recto (D09672). There are also some dark spatters, probably of ink, at the top right.

Matthew Imms
July 2014

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