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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Guy's Cliffe House, on the River Avon near Warwick 1830

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 30 Recto:
Guy’s Cliffe House, on the River Avon near Warwick 1830
Turner Bequest CCXL 30
Pencil on white wove paper, 68 x 110 mm
Partial watermark ‘Gat | 18’
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘30’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCXL – 30’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
In this slight sketch, Guy’s Cliffe House, near Warwick, is seen from the north among trees across the River Avon. As part of unpublished Turner research informed by local knowledge, Dr Bernard Richards confirmed the subject, which Turner noted in this instance.1 See under folio 28 verso (D22374) for the house and other views.
Conversation with the author, 14 May 2013.
Technical notes:
The recto and verso (D22378) of this leaf are affected by the extensive pale brown, mottled staining which extends throughout the subsequent gathering (folios 31–42; D22379–D22402) and also folio 43 (D22403, D22404), as discussed in the Technical notes to the sketchbook’s Introduction.

Matthew Imms
August 2013

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Guy’s Cliffe House, on the River Avon near Warwick 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-guys-cliffe-house-on-the-river-avon-near-warwick-r1148527, accessed 09 December 2019.