Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Highgate from near the Archway

1813

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 95 x 157 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09373
Turner Bequest CXXXI 135

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, this view of roofs and trees includes little to assist directly in its identification, but the drawings between folios 218 verso and 227 verso (D09362–D09380; Turner Bequest CXXXI 129a–138a) are all identified or likely views around Highgate and the new Archway to its east, then in the countryside north of London; they were probably made working in from the back of the book as now foliated. There is a similar view on folio 223 recto (D09371; Turner Bequest CXXXI 134). The subject is discussed under folio 128 verso (D09360; Turner Bequest CXXXI 128a), apparently incorrectly isolated from the rest of the sequence by a block of blank leaves.
Technical notes:
There is some staining at the top, showing through from the verso (D09374).

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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