Joseph Mallord William Turner

Malmesbury: General View of the Town from the West

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 229 x 332 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01259
Turner Bequest XXXVIII 10

Catalogue entry

The Abbey ruins are in the distance on the left. Made with the page turned horizontally, this is the last of a sequence of twelve drawings of Malmesbury in the present book; see under folio 2 recto (D01252; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 3).
Technical notes:
There are blue paint smears towards the bottom centre and at the bottom right.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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