Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ely Cathedral: The Interior of the Octagon

1794

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 772 x 588 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00369
Turner Bequest XXII P

Display caption

This impressive view seems to have been drawn entirely freehand: there are no vanishing points and Turner does not even seem to have used a ruler.

Gallery label, September 1992

Catalogue entry

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