Joseph Mallord William Turner

Outline of a Castle or Church

?1794

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 164 x 239 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00664
Turner Bequest XXVII C

Catalogue entry

This sheet is difficult to place; Finberg listed it with miscellaneous drawings of about 1795. Its pencil work is very tentative. It is perhaps related to the 1794 Midland tour; compare the studies of Ely Cathedral, Tate D00350 and D00351 (Turner Bequest XXI W, X).
Technical notes:
The sheet has been cut irregularly all round.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in black ink with Turner Bequest.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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