Joseph Mallord William Turner

Magdalen Tower, Bridge, Etc., Oxford

1839

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 140 x 235 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28291
Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 1

Catalogue entry

These slight sketches depict the tower, bridge and other architectural features of Magdalen College, Oxford. For earlier drawings of Magdalen see the Rhine, Strasburg and Oxford sketchbook of 1802 (Tate D04769; Turner Bequest LXXVII 29a); the Hastings sketchbook of 1809 (Tate D07667; Turner Bequest CXI 47a); the Kenilworth sketchbook of 1830 (Tate D21977; Turner Bequest CCXXXVIII 2) and the Oxford sketchbook of around 1834 (Tate D27931; Turner Bequest CCLXXXV 24a). There is also a highly finished pencil drawing of 1792–3 (Tate D00127; Turner Bequest XI B) and two detailed watercolours of c.1794 (British Museum, London).1

Alice Rylance-Watson
July 2013

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.308 nos.68, 70.

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