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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Haddon Hall: Views of the House and Grounds ?1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 27 Verso:
Haddon Hall: Views of the House and Grounds ?1831
Turner Bequest CCXXXIX 27a
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 191 mm
Partial watermark ‘nard | 20’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Fish Pool’ towards bottom right, upside down
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The most prominent of the drawings here, made inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, shows the approach up the slope from the west to the North-West Tower of Haddon Hall, past the stable block with its central archway. At the top right appears a very loose outline, apparently of one of the outer fronts of the house. Above to the left, as Ian Warrell has noted,1 are the Terrace Stairs, in the gardens at the opposite corner of the house, with the stone balls on the parapet roughly indicated. There is also a slight continuation of the view of the South Front on folio 28 recto opposite.
Below, framed by pencil lines, are three further views, upside down in relation to those already described. These are rather jumbled, but there appears to be a distant view of the house at the outer corner, labelled ‘Fish Pool’ in the foreground, with perhaps a view of the house from the gardens at the centre, and a skyline of trees and hills at the inner corner. For other views of the hall, see under folio 24 recto (D22192).

Matthew Imms
April 2014

Ian Warrell, notes from 1993 and later in Tate catalogue files.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Haddon Hall: Views of the House and Grounds ?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-haddon-hall-views-of-the-house-and-grounds-r1148845, accessed 29 March 2020.