Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Coat of Arms; ?Colour Trials

1795

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 203 x 264 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40558

Catalogue entry

The coat of arms, not mentioned in Finberg’s 1909 Turner Bequest catalogue,1 is that over the north doorway at Hampton Court, Herefordshire, drawn on folio 52 recto opposite (D00607; Turner Bequest XXVI 53).
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
1
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.52.
Technical notes:
There are grey colour trials or paint smears at the top left.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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