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Creator:
John Donowell, active 1753–1786
Title:
A View of Esq. Turner's Garden at Valence in Kent
Date:
undated
Medium:
Pen, ink, and gray wash on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 x 16 1/8 inches (25.4 x 41 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown ink, lower left: "Jn. Donowell dilin"; inscribed on back in brown ink, lower right: "View £2-2-0 | figures-0-10-6 | 2=12=6"; in brown ink, lower center: "A View of Es.9 Turner Garden with a Beautiful rural Caskaid that flowes out of a thick wood into | a large Bassen in the Garden & then wastes it self underground"; in graphite, center: light sketch; in graphite, lower right: "19 [encircled] | D436"; in graphite, lower right (under "B" number): illegible (initials?)

Watermark, LVG fleur-de-lis, similar to Heawood 1852; Collectors Mark, stamped in blue, on verso, lower right (Paul Mellon Collection)

Signed in brown ink, lower left: "Jn. Donowell dilin"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1986.29.375
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
arches | garden | landscape | leisure | steps | trees
Associated Places:
England | Europe | Kent | Sutton Valence | United Kingdom
Access:
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Publications:
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David Jacques, Gardens of Court and Country : English Design , 1630-1730, New Haven : Yale Univeristy Press, 2017, p. 209, fig. 168, SB466 G7 +J334 2017 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:2016
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