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The Vale of Ashburnham; view of a wooded and hilly landscape, with clump of trees to the right, a cart carrying logs and pulled by cattle to the left, with a large house in the mid-distance. 1816
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Height: 380 millimetres
Width: 564 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Engraved by William Bernard Cooke (Rawlinson 131) as part 'Views in Sussex' (1816-20). John ('Mad Jack') Fuller, the eccentric MP for Sussex, 1801-12, commissioned Turner to make a series of watercolours to be engraved and published as a record of the county. Turner painted thirteen finished watercolours of Fuller's house Rosehill, and the area around it, of which this is one. Engravings were made from eight of these, but only six of the engravings were published, in Part 1 of 'Views in Sussex'. The foreground detail is taken directly from the sketch Turner made on the spot (Tate Gallery, Turner Bequest CXXXVII, 68v-69).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1862, London, 'International Exhibition', no.1056 or no.
1936 BM 'Canaletto to Constable', no no.
1975 BM, 'Turner in the BM', no.45
1984 BM, Master Drawings & Watercolours, no.183
1990 Jul-Sep, Eastbourne, Towner Art Gallery, 'Artists in Eastbourne', no cat.
1998, Mar-June, London, Tate Gallery, 'Turner and the Scientists', no.
1998 Sep-Nov, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, 'Turner in 1066 Country', no.18
2000/1 Dec-Feb, London, RA, 'JMW Turner: Great Watercolours', no.
2013 Jan-Mar, Petworth House, Turner's Sussex
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