Joseph Mallord William Turner

Oxford from the Meadows

1802–3

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 154 x 240 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04743
Turner Bequest LXXVII 8

Catalogue entry

This general view shows, from left, Christ Church, St Mary’s, the Radcliffe Camera and Merton College. For Turner’s Oxford views in this sketchbook, beginning on Magdalen Bridge, see the Introduction to this sketchbook. Colin Harrison notes that Turner’s route seems then to have crossed to the fields on the south side of the London Road, from where he took this sketch, and up Headington Hill before descending again to Magdalen Bridge.
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David Blayney Brown
March 2004

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