View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
- Watercolour on paper
- Support: 141 x 190 mm
- Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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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