Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sleaford: St Denys’s Church from the West

1797

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 210 x 270 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00994
Turner Bequest XXXIV 83

Catalogue entry

The subject is drawn with the page turned horizontally. A small finished watercolour based on this drawing, made for Benjamin Howlett’s Select Views in the County of Lincoln (1801; Tate impression: T05918), is at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum, Providence, Rhode Island.1 Turner had been asked to consider making other views for Howlett, but these were not realised, although he did make careful pencil drawings for them; see the studies of Louth and Boston, in this book, between folios 84 recto and 87 recto (D00990–D00993; Turner Bequest XXXIV 80–82).
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.326 no.240, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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