Joseph Mallord William Turner

Oxford: Tom Tower, Christ Church

c.1793–4

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 414 x 272 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00154
Turner Bequest XIV A

Catalogue entry

This is a tracing, on a larger sheet, from Tate D00155 (Turner Bequest XIV B), with the elements slightly separated, presumably to create a larger design, as in Tate D00685 (Turner Bequest XXVII X). Finberg1 suggested that the small view (D00155) was the final version of this subject, but it is evidently the source of the tracing. It seems to be earlier and does not incorporate the adjustments indicated in the tracing. For another tracing of about this date on similar paper see Tate D00149 (Turner Bequest XIII D).
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.18.
Technical notes:
The sheet has been folded vertically 45 mm from right edge.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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