Joseph Mallord William Turner

Oxford; Statues and Architectural Details of the Queen’s College

1809

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 88 x 110 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07669
Turner Bequest CXI 48 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. From left to right, these details are windows, the arms in the pediment of one of the Baroque wings fronting the High Street, and the statue of Queen Caroline in the cupola over the gate of the college. See also the recto and folio 49 (D07668, D07670) for more details of Queen’s.
See notes to folio 43 verso (D07659) for Oxford views in this sketchbook and their relationship to Turner’s picture View of the High-Street, Oxford painted for James Wyatt (Loyd Collection; on loan to the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford).1 For Queen’s and its possible appearance in a companion picture see notes to the recto (D07668).

David Blayney Brown
April 2011

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.73–4 no.102 (pl.109).

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