Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Ruins and Foliage

1791

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 263 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00085
Turner Bequest VI 11

Catalogue entry

The context suggests that, as Finberg conjectured, the study was made at Malmesbury. It seems to show part of a wall seen through a ruined opening. The drawing was made with the sketchbook turned vertically.
Technical notes:
The missing top right-hand corner has been made up.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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