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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Blenheim Park, with the Palace beyond the Grand Bridge; Subsidiary Views at Blenheim 1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Recto:
Blenheim Park, with the Palace beyond the Grand Bridge; Subsidiary Views at Blenheim 1830
D21986
Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 7
Pencil on white wove paper, 120 x 203 mm
Partial watermark ‘R Bar | 18’
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘7’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CCXXXVIII – 7’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The rapidly sketched trees on the left continue from the main part of the view on folio 6 verso opposite (D21985). At the outer edge of the page, turned vertically, Turner made two slight subsidiary sketches divided by pencil lines, including a view of the palace on the skyline above the bridge.
For other views of Blenheim, see under folio 2 verso (D21978).
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
August 2013

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Blenheim Park, with the Palace beyond the Grand Bridge; Subsidiary Views at Blenheim 1830 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2013, 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-blenheim-park-with-the-palace-beyond-the-grand-bridge-r1148628, accessed 04 December 2021.