Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bristol: North-West View of the Tower of St Mary Redcliffe Church

c.1795

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 264 x 203 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00661
Turner Bequest XXVI 99

Catalogue entry

Stylistically the drawing of St Mary Redcliffe does not belong to 1795 but more probably to 1793–4; compare Tate D00355 and D00356 (Turner Bequest XXII B, C). It cannot therefore have originally formed part of this sketchbook, but should perhaps be grouped with drawings made in the West Country earlier in the decade, for example at Hereford and St Briavel’s; compare Tate D00150 and D00376 (Turner Bequest XIII E, XXIII B).
Technical notes:
The sheet is discoloured from prolonged exposure.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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