Joseph Mallord William Turner

Petworth House from the Lake, with Figures


In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Ink, watercolour and bodycolour on paper
Support: 143 × 191 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLIX 5

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In the mid-1820s Turner renewed his association with his early patron the third Earl of Egremont, owner of Petworth House in West Sussex. Between 1827 and 1837 Turner was to become a frequent visitor, even establishing his own studio at the house. Apart from the relaxed 'liberty hall' hospitality, the main attraction for Turner and the other artists who visited Petworth was the fine collection of paintings and sculpture, many by contemporary artists. Petworth Park, designed by Capability Brown, provided the setting for many studies of sunset light, as well as for a group of landscapes painted in oil (see Gallery 102).

Gallery label, August 2004

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