Joseph Mallord William Turner

Oxford: Kill Canon Passage, Christ Church, with Tom Tower

1792–3

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 273 x 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00128
Turner Bequest XI C

Catalogue entry

Rather than being a distinct ‘college’, Peckwater Court is the quadrangle added to Christ Church by James Wyatt, with a massive triumphal arch, Canterbury Gate, as its entrance. Turner was to make drawings of the gate in preparation for a watercolour of the building for a commission undertaken towards the end of the decade (Tate D02240, D08192; Turner Bequest XLVIII 5, CXIX E).
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in a modern hand ‘2’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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