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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Chatsworth House from the Bridge over the River Derwent ?1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 46 Recto:
Chatsworth House from the Bridge over the River Derwent ?1831
D22235
Turner Bequest CCXXXIX 46
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 191 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘5’ and 10’ top left
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘46’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXXXIX – 46’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The substantial stone bridge over the River Derwent is the viewpoint for this view of Chatsworth House from the west, with the Tudor Hunting Tower at the top left brought a little to the right of its true juxtaposition on the escarpment beyond. At the top right is a slight sketch apparently showing the house from the north-west. Turner’s ‘5’ and 10’ appear to refer to groupings of balusters on the bridge. For other views of Chatsworth, see under D22231.

Matthew Imms
April 2014

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Chatsworth House from the Bridge over the River Derwent ?1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 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-chatsworth-house-from-the-bridge-over-the-river-derwent-r1148881, accessed 17 May 2022.