J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

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Joseph Mallord William Turner A Fawkes Family Picnic Party on the Moors near Farnley Hall 1816

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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 33 Recto:
A Fawkes Family Picnic Party on the Moors near Farnley Hall 1816
D09791
Turner Bequest CXXXIV 2
Pencil on white wove paper with gilt edges, 179 x 254 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Weeds [...]’ and ‘W’ bottom left, and ‘Nets’ bottom centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘2’ bottom right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXXXIV – 2’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This party, complete with horses and carriages, presumably comprises members of Walter Fawkes’s household and guests, in the Yorkshire countryside near Farnley Hall. For other views at and around Farnley Hall and nearby Yorkshire properties belonging to Fawkes see under folio 1 verso (D09790); compare the al fresco gathering on folio 32 recto (D09882; Turner Bequest CXXXIV 78), under which other such scenes are noted.
For other views at and around Farnley Hall and nearby Yorkshire properties belonging to Walter Fawkes see under folio 1 verso (D09790).

Matthew Imms
July 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘A Fawkes Family Picnic Party on the Moors near Farnley Hall 1816 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-fawkes-family-picnic-party-on-the-moors-near-farnley-hall-r1147390, accessed 19 October 2019.