Joseph Mallord William Turner

Oxford: The High Street

c.1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 214 x 243 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00666
Turner Bequest XXVII E

Catalogue entry

The main view is taken looking west towards Carfax, with All Saints’ and St Mary’s Churches; the college of All Souls is at the right. The studies of details above the main image include parts of the doorway of St Mary’s; see also Tate D08219 (Turner Bequest CXX F).
Technical notes:
There is a smear of blue colour at the bottom left.
Verso:
Blank; black colour smears; stained and dirty; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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