Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ruins of Church

1834

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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
D26255
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 85 a

Catalogue entry

This is one of five sketches of an unidentified ruined church or abbey in this sketchbook (see folio 64 verso; D26220 for references). This view down the nave to what may be the eastern end is similar in composition to the sketch on folio 64 verso, which may be the view in the opposite direction.
There is a brown mark at the left of the page.

Thomas Ardill
January 2011

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