Joseph Mallord William Turner

View from a Street over a long Wall into a Park, with Distant Buildings: Snow

1796–7

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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

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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