Joseph Mallord William TurnerDistant View of Rochester 1794

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Distant View of Rochester
Date 1794
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 208 x 274 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest XV B
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Distant View of Rochester 1794
Turner Bequest XV B
Pencil on white wove paper, 208 x 274 mm
Watermark ‘J WHATMAN’
Stamped in black ‘XV B’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A watercolour based on this drawing (Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA)1 was engraved for the Copper-Plate Magazine in 1794.
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.311 no.87; see also Andrew Wilton, Turner, Girtin and Bonington in a New York Collection: Paintings, Watercolours and Drawings, New York 2001, p.23–4 no.1, reproduced.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed in a later hand ‘10’.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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