Supposed View West from Killerton, Devon
possibly William Tomkins (London c.1730 – London 1792)
Oil painting on canvas, Supposed View West from Killerton, Devon, by William Tomkins (London c.1730 – London 1792), circa 1778. Landscape of view west from Killerton. A view of a broad vale, with a park in the foreground, and beyond, a village and churches dotted between hedged fields, a classical gazebo/folly in the centre. Deer resting in foreground. The sky of swirling clouds dominates the upper half of the picure. Note: several canvases at Saltram appear to be by same artist.
On loan to the National Trust at Killerton since 1978; acquired by the National Trust as acceptance in lieu in 1995 as circle of Nicholas Thomal Dall [sic.]. 08/03/2016 Entry found in the Devon Heritage Centre in 1148Madd/general/Acland Household Account books book 2 which are the journals of Sir Thomas Acland 7th -"May 9 1778 Mr Tomkins 2 landscapes £20.00.00" There is also a reference to two picture frames purchased for £5/6/0
Killerton, The Acland Collection (accepted in lieu by HM Government and transferred to The National Trust in 1995)
Makers and roles
possibly William Tomkins (London c.1730 – London 1792), artist
Killerton House, Devon, 2000 [The National Trust] 2000, p.20. "THE STAIRCASE AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS: Killerton Park, attributed to William Tomkins (c.1732-92). Show a Gothic folly which has long since disappeared."