Joseph Mallord William Turner

Figures on the Organ Screen of York Minster

?1797

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 64 x 94 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02372
Turner Bequest LI E

Display caption

These studies of the choir screen at York Minster are part of a group of small cards which have been variously attributed to Turner, to his contemporary Thomas Girtin, or to others of the circle of artists who used to meet in Dr Munro's informal sketching 'Academy' in the Adelphi. The cards may have been used by Turner in conjunction with his sketchbooks. There are some discrepancies between the figures represented here and the screen as it is today, which cannot be accounted for by nineteenth-century restoration.

Gallery label, August 2004

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