Joseph Mallord William Turner View from a Street over a long Wall into a Park, with Distant Buildings: Snow 1796–7

Artwork details

Artist
Title
View from a Street over a long Wall into a Park, with Distant Buildings: Snow
From Wilson Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XXXVII
Date 1796–7
Medium Gouache, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 113 x 93 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01185
Turner Bequest XXXVII 68
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Catalogue entry

The composition continues across folio 34 recto opposite (D01186; Turner Bequest XXXVII 69). The snow scene on folio 31 verso (D01181; Turner Bequest XXXVII 64) of this book is possibly a view at Lewisham; the other snow scenes are likely to have been made at the same time and perhaps in the same place. The British Museum curator Ann Forsdyke1 has suggested that the present drawing shows the road between Catford and Lewisham, with Lewisham Parish Church in the distance. The large building at the far right, however, seems to be a group of houses rather than a church.

Andrew Wilton
September 2012

1
Personal correspondence with the author.

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