Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of the Façade of the Oxford Street Pantheon

1792

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 315 x 428 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17127
Turner Bequest CXCV 156

Catalogue entry

Finberg, who recognised this as ‘an early drawing’, listed it among the Perspective Diagrams (Tate; Turner Bequest CXCV) without associating it with the exhibited watercolour of 1792 (Tate D00121; Turner Bequest IX A), for which it was used as a study. The subject is within a roughly drawn margin.
Technical notes:
The right and bottom edges are reinforced with glued strips of paper. The sheet seems to have been folded by about 25 mm and stuck down on the right-hand edge.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in a modern hand ‘150’.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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