Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of Oxford

1839

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 140 x 235 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28341
Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 26

Catalogue entry

This swift and summary sketch, left largely undeveloped, shows the skyline Oxford from the village of North Hinksey. For a similar panorama of the city see Tate D28331–D28334, D28336–D28340; Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 21–22a, 23a–25a.
Technical notes:
There is some buckling and discolouration of the paper which runs horizontally from the centre of the gutter of the book to the centre of the sheet.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

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