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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Hampton Court, Herefordshire, from the North-East 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 102 Recto:
Hampton Court, Herefordshire, from the North-East 1798
D01321
Turner Bequest XXXVIII 67
Pencil on white wove paper, 229 x 332 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘R’ towards bottom right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘67’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XXXVIII 67’ bottom left, descending vertically
Turner had made a watercolour of Hampton Court in this aspect for his 1795 set (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester);1 its composition closely resembles that of this drawing. No study of the same view exists in the South Wales sketchbook (Tate; Turner Bequest XXVI), and it has been supposed that Turner took the Hereford Court book with him on his tour to South Wales in 1795, though this seems highly unlikely; see the sketchbook’s Introduction.
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.319 no.182, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Earl of Essex’; spots of grey-blue colour; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Hampton Court, Herefordshire, from the North-East 1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 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-hampton-court-herefordshire-from-the-north-east-r1173242, accessed 07 December 2021.