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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Gothic Manor House 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 18 Recto:
A Gothic Manor House 1797
Turner Bequest XXXIV 17
Pencil on white wove paper, 210 x 270 mm
Watermark ‘1794 | J Whatman
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘17’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XXXIV 17’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject is drawn with the page turned horizontally. After the publication of his 1909 Inventory, Finberg suggested that this is the Manor House at Knaresborough.1 David Hill implies disagreement with this, describing the subject simply as ‘Unidentified manor house between Kirkstall and Knaresborough’.
A.J. Finberg, undated MS notes in an interleaved copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, vol.I, opposite p.70.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Gothic Manor House 1797 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-gothic-manor-house-r1150079, accessed 13 June 2024.