Joseph Mallord William Turner

Studies of Gothic Architectural Details

1798

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 135 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01619
Turner Bequest XL 90 a

Catalogue entry

Apparently drawn with the page both ways up, These details may not be parts of Lacock Abbey, like those on neighbouring pages of this book (compare folio 91 verso; D01617; Turner Bequest XL 89a); they appear to be of genuine medieval Gothic decoration, perhaps at Lacock, or even possibly at Malmesbury, with which Turner draws a comparison on folio 85 verso (D01605; Turner Bequest XL 83a).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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