Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of Kit’s Coty House Dolmen

1796–7

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 93 x 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01178
Turner Bequest XXXVII 61

Catalogue entry

The megalithic dolmen structure (formerly at the core of a burial mound) known as Kit’s Coty House still stands, surrounded by railings, in a field near Aylesford, Kent; Little Kit’s Coty House, nearby, has long been reduced to a collapsed jumble of stones. Turner’s sketch was made with the page turned horizontally.

Andrew Wilton
September 2012

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