Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cambridge: The Interior of the East End of King’s College Chapel

1794

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 275 x 212 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40237
Turner Bequest XXII Aa

Catalogue entry

The present sheet is not listed in Finberg’s 1909 Turner Bequest catalogue.1 A finished watercolour of the choir of King’s College Chapel is now untraced;2 Turner exhibited a view of the Choir in King’s College Chapel, Cambridge at the Royal Academy in 1795 (616; also untraced).3 As Wilton notes, these two may be identical.
A view of the exterior of the Chapel was commissioned by Mr Lyte on the basis of the drawing Tate D00354 (Turner Bequest XXII A), which bears that name on its verso (D40271), as does the verso of the present study (D40238).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

1
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.35.
2
Wilton 1979, p.309 no.76.
3
Ibid., p.309 no.77.

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