Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dryden Monument, Westminster Abbey

c.1832

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 189 x 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D27239
Turner Bequest CCLXXVIII 7 a

Catalogue entry

This study of the John Dryden monument in Westminster Abbey is one of several drawings of the church in this volume. For more information on these, see the sketchbook introduction. At various points on the page, Turner has transcribed the inscription on the Dryden monument. These notes read, ‘J. DRYDEN ¦NATUS 1672 MORTUUS Maij 1, 1700’. Also transcribed are the inscriptions on the monument upon which Dryden’s sits to John Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham. These read ‘Johannes Sheffield DUX BUC ¦KINGHAMIENSIS POSUIT 1720’.
Technical notes:
There is a patch of red ink in the top right hand corner of the page.

John Chu
March 2015

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