Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Highgate Archway, Looking towards London

1813

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 95 x 157 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09362
Turner Bequest CXXXI 129 a

Catalogue entry

With the page turned horizontally, this is a slighter version of the view south London from the new Highgate Archway shown on folio 128 verso (D09360; Turner Bequest CXXXI 128a). The upper arches of the bridge carrying Hornsey Lane towards Highgate on the right are barely indicated in the present view.
The drawings between here and folio 227 verso (D09380; Turner Bequest CXXXI 138a) are all identified or likely Highgate views; they were probably made working in from the back of the book as now foliated. The subject is discussed under D09360, which is apparently incorrectly isolated from the rest of the sequence by a block of blank leaves.

Matthew Imms
April 2014

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