Joseph Mallord William Turner

View of Oxford from Headington Hill

c.1799–1802

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 330 x 433 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02214
Turner Bequest XLVII 37

Catalogue entry

This sketch, made with the page turned horizontally, was used as the basis for a watercolour design for the Oxford Almanack (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford),1 engraved in 1808 (no Tate impression).
There are extensive colour tests on the verso (D41466).
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.334 no.302, reproduced.
Technical notes:
For a proposed sequence for the leaves of the disbound Fonthill sketchbook, with this page as folio 3, see the Introduction.

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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