Haddon Hall near Bakewell, Derbyshire

Creation date
blue and gray ink washes over pencil on white paper
Mark Descriptions
inscribed in pencil, on verso of mount, C.: Haddon Hall near Bakewell/Derbyshire/note on drawing by J M W Turner/when 15 years old/bought from Mr. Griffith
9 3/8 x 7 1/2 in
Credit line
James E. Roberts Fund
Accession number
Not Currently On View

When Turner visited Haddon Hall in 1794, it had been abandoned by its owners, the dukes of Rutland, but was not yet a ruin.

Turner sketched from the lower courtyard, focusing on the medieval, octagonally turreted chapel and coloring his drawing with simple gray and blue washes as was his frequent habit at this time.

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