Joseph Mallord William Turner

Oxford: The South Porch of St Peter’s in the East

?1792

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 272 x 214 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00148
Turner Bequest XIII C

Catalogue entry

Finberg thought that this was a view of part of Hereford Cathedral; the present identification is due to C.F. Bell. Stylistically the drawing perhaps belongs with the view of Corpus Christi College and Merton Tower (Tate D00116; Turner Bequest VIII B), though in its fluency it already possesses some of the characteristics of the ‘new’ 1792 manner.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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