Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lecture Diagram 6: St George’s Church, Bloomsbury, London

c.1810

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 708 x 348 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17115
Turner Bequest CXCV 144

Display caption

Lecture Diagram 6 is a carefully coloured and shaded elevation of the northern porch of St. George's Church in Bloomsbury, London (built by Nicholas Hawksmoor, about 1720–30).

Turner produced this watercolour to show how the stepped tower had been designed to accommodate the sculpture of George I so that it could be seen by the spectator at street level.

Gallery label, August 2004

Catalogue entry

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