Joseph Mallord William TurnerOxford: Tom Tower, Christ Church 1792-3

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Artist
Title
Oxford: Tom Tower, Christ Church
Date 1792-3
MediumGraphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 272 x 215 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00155
Turner Bequest XIV B
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Oxford: Tom Tower, Christ Church 1792–3
D00155
Turner Bequest XIV B
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 272 x 215 mm
Stamped in black ‘XIV – B’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This drawing probably belongs to the early part of 1793, and seems to have been executed en suite with the view of Oriel Lane (Tate D00156; Turner Bequest XIV C). Another version dating from about the same time is in a private collection.1
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.304 no.38, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in a modern hand ‘1’.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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