Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of a Dog with Schematic Drawings of Quoining, Windows and Mouldings

c.1789

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 160 x 249 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00043
Turner Bequest II 25 a

Catalogue entry

The dog is drawn inverted relative to the architecture; compare the drawing on folio 17 recto (D00031). The architectural notes seem to relate to the façades of Radley Hall, of which Turner produced two highly finished watercolour views (Tate D00048, D00049; Turner Bequest III C, D); see folios 9 recto and 14 recto (D00021, D00028). This sheet bears offsets from the marbled pages of the inside back cover (D40742), and was therefore presumably the final leaf of the book in its original form.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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