Joseph Mallord William Turner

Oxford from the River Cherwell

1802–3

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 156 x 241 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D04795
Turner Bequest LXXVII 48 v

Catalogue entry

Pencil on white wove paper, 154 x 240 mm
Inscribed perhaps by John Ruskin in ink ‘225’ (within a circle) bottom right
Inscribed by an unknown hand in blue pencil ‘212’ lower right of centre, inverted
For Turner’s Oxford views in this sketchbook, beginning on Magdalen Bridge and apparently following a walk round the city, see the Introduction to this sketchbook. This sketch shows the Radcliffe Camera and St Mary’s near centre, Tom Tower at right. It was not visible to Finberg, the leaf having been removed from the book and laid down on a mount to display the recto (D04794) for exhibition at Oxford.

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

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