J. M. W. Turner - Petworth Park,
Tillington Church in the Distance 1828

Petworth Park, Tillington Church in the Distance 1828
Petworth Park, Tillington Church in the Distance
1828 60x145cm oil/canvas
Tate Gallery, London, UK

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From Tate Gallery, London:
The long terrace along Petworth’s west front is shown curving upwards to left and right in a fish-eye lens perspective effect emphasised by the clouds seeming to arch downwards on each side of the setting sun. Lord Egremont’s dogs dash from his chair past the unconcerned deer to greet him. This incident was left out of the finished version installed at Petworth in favour of a cricket match in the park, one of the entertainments the benevolent Egremont liked to hold for the local people.