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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner ?Country and Town near Petworth 1809

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Recto:
?Country and Town near Petworth 1809
Turner Bequest CXII 2
Pencil on white wove paper, 107 x 180 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘2’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXII 2’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Ian Warrell, in unpublished notes,1 suggests that Turner ‘possibly erroneously’ drew on this subject, as well as perhaps folio 1 of the sketchbook (D07757) for his vignette The Beech Tree’s Petition (watercolour in the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh)2 for Thomas Campbell’s Poetical Works (1837). This subject was set in Petworth’s park.
Notes in Tate catalogue files.
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.454, no.1286

David Blayney Brown
June 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘?Country and Town near Petworth 1809 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2009, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-country-and-town-near-petworth-r1135711, accessed 18 May 2022.