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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Pavilion, Isleworth Church and the Grounds of Syon Park 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 53 Recto:
The Pavilion, Isleworth Church and the Grounds of Syon Park 1805
D05574
Turner Bequest XC 53
Pen and ink on off-white wove paper, prepared with a grey wash, 150 x 258 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘53’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XC 53’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Despite Hill’s reservations, this must be Robert Mylne’s Pavilion and the cupola behind it that of All Saints’ Church; this identification was first noted by Edward Croft-Murrary in annotations to a copy of Finberg in Tate’s Library. For the Pavilion and the various idealised or imaginary adaptations of it in this sketchbook, see folio 3 (D05494). Hill’s ‘pedimented summerhouse’ cannot be identified, but is perhaps a misreading of Turner’s marks.

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘The Pavilion, Isleworth Church and the Grounds of Syon Park 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2007, 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-the-pavilion-isleworth-church-and-the-grounds-of-syon-park-r1129888, accessed 20 January 2021.