Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Monument or Tower and Classical Building

1845

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 70 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35355
Turner Bequest CCCLV 11 a

Catalogue entry

The drawing has been produced with the page turned horizontally. It is a rough sketch of the basic features of what appears to be a town, the most prominent being a low colonnaded building at the centre and the beginnings of a vertical structure to the left. There is an inscription across the top of this structure. The two loosely scalloped lines to the right of the composition may suggest trees in the foreground. There is a further inscription at a right angle to the main drawing. The work may be related to a sketch of a town prospect on folio 12 recto opposite (D35356).

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2013

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