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
D28349
Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 30

Catalogue entry

Here Turner has made a quick jotting of a parade of cottages, houses and buildings on a lane close to or perhaps within the city of Oxford. A similar sketch can be found on folio 1 verso (Tate D28292; Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 1 a).
Part of a panoramic drawing of the city on the folio opposite (Tate D28348; Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 29 a) has been continued onto this sheet near the gutter of the sketchbook.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

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