Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ruins of Church

1834

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 x 181 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26222
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 66

Catalogue entry

This is one of five sketches in this book of an unidentified ruined church or abbey. The rather rapid sketch depicts the interior of an ecclesiastical building, with three storeys and gothic arched windows with trefoil tracery. For references to further sketches of the same building see folio 64 verso (D26220).
There is a brown stain at the bottom right of the page.
Verso:
Blank

Thomas Ardill
January 2011

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