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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Petworth Park from the Upperton Monument 1809

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Recto:
Petworth Park from the Upperton Monument 1809
Turner Bequest CXII 5
Pencil on white wove paper, 107 x 180 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘5’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXII 5’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The Upperton Monument was built by the Earl of Egremont as an eye-catcher and prospect tower. The date of its original construction is uncertain but an outline appears in a painting by Thomas Phillips from 1798 (Lord Egremont).1 It was remodelled in a more distinctive form in 1815–16. Turner used it or the rising ground on which it stands for this view.
Christopher Rowell in Christopher Rowell, Ian Warrell and David Blayney Brown, Turner at Petworth, exhibition catalogue, Petworth House, Petworth 2002, p.177, reproduced fig.169

David Blayney Brown
June 2009

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Petworth Park from the Upperton Monument 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-petworth-park-from-the-upperton-monument-r1135714, accessed 18 May 2022.