Joseph Mallord William TurnerThe Interior of a Mill or Foundry c.1794

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Artist
Title
The Interior of a Mill or Foundry
From Marford Mill Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XX
Date c.1794
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 99 x 152 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00288
Turner Bequest XX 22
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 22 Recto:
The Interior of a Mill or Foundry c.1794
D00288
Turner Bequest XX 22
Pencil on white laid paper, 99 x 152 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘22’ top right, ascending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XX 22’ top right, ascending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a continuation of the sketch of a mill or foundry on folio 21 verso opposite (D00287).
Technical notes:
The double-page drawing was evidently made after Turner had torn out the two leaves immediately preceding the present page (see the introduction to the sketchbook).
Verso:
Blank, except for a smear of what may be sealing wax, corresponding to that on folio 23 recto opposite (D00289); stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram top centre.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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