Joseph Mallord William Turner Study of a Dog with Schematic Drawings of Quoining, Windows and Mouldings c.1789

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Study of a Dog with Schematic Drawings of Quoining, Windows and Mouldings
From Oxford Sketchbook
Turner Bequest II
Date c.1789
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
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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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