Joseph Mallord William TurnerA Town 1802

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Artist
Title
A Town
From Lake Thun Sketchbook
Turner Bequest LXXVI
Date 1802
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 156 x 201 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40783
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 51 Verso:
A Town 1802
D40783
Pen and ink on white laid paper, 156 x 201 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘585’ top right, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg notes that this sketch was obscured, the leaf having been ‘stuck down tight on cartridge’ to show only the recto (D04708). The sketch is very slight and its subject has not been identified but it appears to repeat part of the view drawn in pencil facing it on folio 52 (D04709).

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

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