Joseph Mallord William Turner Oxford: Tom Tower, Christ Church 1792–3

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Artwork details

Title
Oxford: Tom Tower, Christ Church
Date 1792–3
Medium Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 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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Catalogue entry

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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