Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Interior of New Shoreham Church

c.1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 705 x 584 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02342
Turner Bequest L A

Catalogue entry

The identification of this subject is due to architectural historian Christopher Wilson.1 The viewpoint is the north aisle or transept, looking into the nave. An unfinished watercolour, somewhat perfunctory in its execution, based as Finberg noted2 on Tate D02355 (Turner Bequest L N), this study is perhaps connected with an unfinished oil sketch of about the same date (Tate N05536).3 It is placed here as using a coarse buff paper support similar to that of Tate D00727, D00728, D01882, D08202 and D08203 (Turner Bequest XXIX V, W, XLIV F, CXIX O, P).
1
Personal communication.
2
Finberg 1919, I, p.126.
3
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.21 no.24, pl.22.
Verso:
Blank; not stamped.

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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