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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Part of Nuneham Courtenay c.1789

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 20 Recto:
Part of Nuneham Courtenay c.1789
Turner Bequest II 20
Pencil on white laid paper, 160 x 249 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘20’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘II 20’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A very slight, unfinished sketch. Turner had already drawn a similar view in watercolour (Tate D00002; Turner Bequest I B), perhaps partly copying a drawing by Paul Sandby; at any rate, this study was probably made later. There are other studies made at Nuneham in this book, on folios 10 recto, and 15 verso–16 recto (D00022, D40740, D00030).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Part of Nuneham Courtenay c.1789 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, 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-part-of-nuneham-courtenay-r1140191, accessed 26 January 2022.