Joseph Mallord William Turner

View of Stoke House, Bristol

1791

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 185 × 263 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00094
Turner Bequest VI 16 a

Catalogue entry

The study for the finished watercolour (private collection).1 It is inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation. There is a blue colour trial in the top right corner. Finberg also records: ‘Light and dark masonry in different parts of building indicated by initials, “D.S.” and “W.S.”’ and gives part of the main inscription as ‘Unicorn and Lion’.2
Some details of the house are studied on the recto of this leaf (D00093).
1
Wilton 1979, p.302 no.20, pl.7.
2
Finberg 1909, I, p.10.
Technical notes:
The leaf is stained through in the centre with what appears to be brown varnish.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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