Joseph Mallord William Turner

Rosehill Park

1810

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 88 x 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07623
Turner Bequest CXI 20 a

Catalogue entry

Continued on folios 21 and 22 of the sketchbook (D07624, D07625) this panoramic view is of John Fuller’s estate, Rosehill (now Brightling) Park, which Turner visited in 1810. From this first impression, or separately on the same occasion, Turner made a tighter, more finished study in his Views in Sussex sketchbook (Tate D10329; Turner Bequest CXXXVIII 10) which he used for the painting Rosehill Park (private collection)1 made for Fuller that year. Butlin and Joll observe the relationship of the present sketches to the painting but make no mention of D10329.

David Blayney Brown
April 2011

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll 1984, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.130 no.211.

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