The Farnley Hall Bird Book by JMW Turner

17 mounts with 20 bird drawings for the book on ornithology by his friend Walter Fawkes of Farnley Hall, near Otley in Yorkshire, where Turner was a frequent visitor.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour
Art Fund grant:
£27,000 ( Total: £223,000; Export stopped)
Acquired in:
1985
Vendor:
Sotheby's

Originally part of an identification kit with feathers, the drawings were remounted separately in an album in 1850.

Venue details

Leeds Art Gallery The Headrow, LEEDS West Yorkshire LS1 3AA 0113 247 8256 www.leeds.gov.uk/artgallery

Entry details

Free to all
Offers with National Art Pass

Monday: Closed
Tues – Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: 11am – 3pm
 

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