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Creator:
James Wyatt, 1746–1813, British
And (?) Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775–1851, British
Title:

Projected Design for Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire

Date:
1798
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite on slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Frame: 28 1/2 x 43 1/2 x 2 inches (72.4 x 110.5 x 5.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B1975.4.1880
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
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
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:5475
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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)

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)

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)

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

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

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)

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

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

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


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