Supposed View West from Killerton, Devon

possibly William Tomkins (London c.1730 – London 1792)
National Trust Inventory Number 922279

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date circa 1780
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 635 x 953 mm (25 x 37 1/2 in)
Place of origin Devon
Collection Killerton, Devon (Accredited Museum)
On show at Killerton, Devon, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Supposed View West from Killerton, Devon, possibly by William Tomkins (London c.1730 – London 1792), circa 1780. 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 19--; acquired by the National Trust as acceptance in lieu in 1995 as circle of Nicholas Thomal Dall [sic.].

Credit line

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."

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Periods 18th century (87800)
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Subjects Landscape (991)
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