Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Church Tower

1792

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 277 x 223 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00185
Turner Bequest XVII J

Catalogue entry

The subject is enclosed in a ruled pencil margin. As in the study of Petworth Church (Tate D00379; Turner Bequest XXIII E), the use of grey and blue washes here demonstrates Turner’s interest in the techniques of Michael ‘Angelo’ Rooker; see Tate D00193, D00192 (Turner Bequest XVII R, Q).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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