Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cambridge: The West End of King’s College Chapel, from the West

1794

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 277 x 215 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00354
Turner Bequest XXII A

Catalogue entry

A watercolour based on this study is in the collection of King’s College, Cambridge.1 A view of King’s College, Cambridge, 235 x 311 mm, signed lower right and dated 1795, was with Christie’s, London, in October 2007.
Further studies of the Chapel are Tate D00371 (Turner Bequest XXII R), and Tate D40237 (Turner Bequest XXII Aa); like the present subject, the latter was to be the basis of a work commissioned by Mr Lyte; see the inscription on the verso (D40271).
1
Wilton 1979, p.309 no.78, reproduced.
Technical notes:
The sheet is stained.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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