Joseph Mallord William Turner Interior of Church: Evening c.1830

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Interior of Church: Evening
Date c.1830
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 141 x 190 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCLIX 50
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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.

September 2004

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