Joseph Mallord William Turner

Two Diagrams: Ground Plan of a Square Building; a Tower

c.1798

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D41440

Catalogue entry

The two sketches may relate to the same building, possibly a church tower with a spire. They are unconnected with the landscape watercolour on the recto (D00872; Turner Bequest XXXIII A).
Technical notes:
There are ochre and grey paint smears; the sheet is stained with glue and by the leaching of the blue pigment on the recto (D00872).

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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