Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Façade of the Custom House and Spire of St Magnus the Martyr

c.1825

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 108 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07081
Turner Bequest CV 65 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted, on the right half of the leaf, this detail of the façade of the Custom House extends the drawing on folio 75 verso (D07083; Turner Bequest CV 66 a) if that leaf is folded to meet it. See Introduction to the sketchbook for plans in the mid 1820s for a series of London subjects, including the Custom House and the Tower.

David Blayney Brown
June 2010

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