Joseph Mallord William TurnerTenby: The Ruins of White's House, Seen from the West; with the Church Spire Beyond 1795

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Artist
Title
Tenby: The Ruins of White's House, Seen from the West; with the Church Spire Beyond
From South Wales Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XXVI
Date 1795
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 264 x 203 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00576
Turner Bequest XXVI 23
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 24 Recto:
Tenby: The Ruins of White’s House, Seen from the West; with the Church Spire Beyond 1795
D00576
Turner Bequest XXVI 23
Pencil on white wove paper, 264 x 203 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Walls of Tenby’ bottom right and ‘23’ top right
Stamped in black ‘XXVI – 23’ bottom right
Turner noted on D40557 near the beginning of this book that ‘Mr Landseer’ ordered a watercolour of this subject ‘size of the sketch’. This was the engraver John Landseer (1769–1852, father of Sir Edwin Landseer, the animal painter), who commissioned and engraved several Isle of Wight views from Turner; see the introduction to the contemporary Isle of Wight sketchbook (Tate; Turner Bequest XXIV). The watercolour has not been identified.
Technical notes:
The sheet is discoloured from prolonged display.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in pencil in a later hand ‘6’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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