Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant Town, with Tower on Hill

1839

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 100 x 156 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28633
Turner Bequest CCXCI 49 a

Catalogue entry

This sketch shows the ruin of a tower atop a hill overlooking a town in the distance to the left. It is likely, given the appearance of the spires and domed building shown here, that Turner recorded the same landmarks but from a different perspective on Tate D28630; Turner Bequest CCXCI 48.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

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