Joseph Mallord William Turner

Oxford: Canterbury Gate, Christ Church

1798–9

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 197 x 316 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08192
Turner Bequest CXIX E

Catalogue entry

Listed by Finberg as ‘Façade of a late Renaissance building’,1 this diagrammatic sketch was identified by Patrick Youngblood as showing the Canterbury Gate of Christ Church, of which Turner made a finished watercolour for Lord Stormont (private collection).2 Youngblood assigned the finished work a date of around 1795 but it is clearly later, executed at the same time as the view of Tom Tower from the Canons’ Garden (Tate D02363; Turner Bequest L V) at the very end of the decade.
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.325.
2
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.334 no.306, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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