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James Wyatt, 1746–1813
and attributed to Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851
Projected Design for Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire
Materials & Techniques:
Watercolor and graphite on slightly textured, cream wove paper
Frame: 28 1/2 x 43 1/2 x 2 inches (72.4 x 110.5 x 5.1 cm)

Inscribed on verso: "North West view of a building | Erecting at Fonthill at Wiltshire | the Seat of Wm. Beckford Esq | in the Style of a Gothic Abbey | James Wyatt R.A."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
abbey | architectural subject | church | design | horses (animals) | riders, horseback | trees | workers | workers
Associated Places:
England | Europe | Fonthill Abbey | Fonthill Gifford | United Kingdom | Wiltshire
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IIIF Manifest:

William Beckford, 1760-1844 (Dulwich Picture Gallery, 2001-09-15 - 2002-05-15) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

William Beckford, 1760-1844 (The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, 2001-09-15 - 2002-05-15) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Modern Gothic : The Revival of Medieval Art (Yale University Art Gallery, 2000-04-04 - 2000-07-30) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

British Architectural Drawings (Yale Center for British Art) (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-04-21 - 1982-05-30) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Country Houses in Great Britain - Yale Center for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1979-10-10 - 1980-01-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Country houses in Great Britain., Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1979, pp. 81-82, 117, no. 73, pl. 73, N6764 Y34 1979 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Exhibition Catalogue. 1798. 30th, Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, no. 30, Royal Academy of Arts, London, p. 32, no. 955, N5054 A53 v. 2 nos. 29-49 (YCBA) [YCBA]

John Gage, J.M.W. Turner: "a wonderful range of mind", Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, p. 22, fig. 26, NJ18 T85 G36 (LC) (YCBA) [YCBA]

Joanne Parker, Art & soul : Victorians and the Gothic, Sansom & Co., Bristol, 2014, pp. 41-43, fig. 18, NA967.5.G68 P37 2014 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Mark Purcell, The Country House Library, Yale University Press, New Haven, Ct, p. 164, fig. 147, NK2117.L46 P87 2017 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

John Martin Robinson, James Wyatt (1746-1813), architect to George III , Yale University Press, New Haven, 2012, pp. 298, 300, 331, fig. 298, NJ18.W99 R62 2012 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

David H. Solkin, Art on the Line : the Royal Academy Exhibitions at Somerset House 1780-1836, , Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2001, p. 207, fig. 181, N5054 A78 2001B (YCBA) [YCBA]

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Conversations with Turner : The Watercolors, Skira editore, Milan, Italy, p. 20, fig. 1, NJ18.T85 A12 2019a (LC) Oversize [ORBIS]

Ian Warrell, Turner's Wessex : architecture and ambition, Scala, London, 2015, pp. 83-84, fig.73, NJ18.T85 W3784 2015 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Andrew Wilton, Post tenebras lux, J. M. W. Turner, James Wyatt and the Importance of stained glass , Burlington Magazine, vol. 154, no. 1310, May 2012, pp. 322-24, fig. 17, N1 B87 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Andrew Wilton, The life and work of J.M.W. Turner, Academy Editions, London, 1979, p. 338, No. 333, NJ18 T85 +W577 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

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