Joseph Mallord William Turner

View up a Town Street towards a Large Church

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 170 x 266 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01392
Turner Bequest XXXIX 37

Catalogue entry

The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. The church has all the appearance of an abbatial structure, and may be the Abbey at Shrewsbury, which in its present state, however, has a tower at its west end, not over the crossing.
Verso:
Blank, save for a pencil stroke; inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Bromfield’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.
This inscription refers not to the town depicted on the recto but to the view on folio 39 recto opposite (D01455; Turner Bequest XXXIX 91).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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