Joseph Mallord William Turner

Interior of a Building

c.1819

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 99 x 155 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D13973
Turner Bequest CLXXII 22 a

Catalogue entry

The rough, schematic nature of this drawing makes the subject uncertain but it appears to be a sketch of an interior, possibly with two figures in the bottom right-hand corner. It may predate the artist’s use of the sketchbook as a notebook relating to his Italian travels in the autumn of 1819.

Nicola Moorby
July 2008

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