Joseph Mallord William Turner

Interior of Church: Evening

c.1830

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

Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 141 x 190 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24615
Turner Bequest CCLIX 50

Display caption

Several of Turner's formative years were spent making architectural drawings. This training informed his interest in new and historic buildings throughout his life. In this sombre evocation of an unidentified church (or cathedral) interior he arranges the various planes of the architecture in a way that creates a tremendous sense of depth within the picture space.

Gallery label, September 2004

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