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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Brocklesby: Distant View of the Mausoleum 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Brocklesby: Distant View of the Mausoleum 1798
Turner Bequest LXXXIII 3
Pencil on white wove paper, 261 x 365 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXXIII 3’ bottom right
This is a sheet from the Brocklesby Mausoleum sketchbook, of which seven pages survive, disbound; see under Tate D05159 (Turner Bequest LXXXIII 1). Here the general view of the hill on which the mausoleum is built shows the broad drive that winds across the foreground and up to the summit, where it is surrounded by the taller trees with which Turner frames the two closer views of the building, D05159 and D05160 (Turner Bequest LXXXIII 2). This is apparently the sketch on which a larger treatment of the same subject (Tate D08277; Turner Bequest CXXI U), was based.
Technical notes:
There are grey ink stains at the bottom right.

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Brocklesby: Distant View of the Mausoleum 1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-brocklesby-distant-view-of-the-mausoleum-r1174093, accessed 21 September 2021.