Joseph Mallord William Turner

Tenby: The Ruins of White’s House, Seen from the West; with the Church Spire Beyond

1795

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 264 x 203 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00576
Turner Bequest XXVI 23

Catalogue entry

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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