Joseph Mallord William Turner

West Malling: St Leonard’s Tower

c.1791–2

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Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 452 x 294 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40228

Catalogue entry

The subject is a Romanesque tower still standing, in St Leonard’s Street, on the eastern edge of the present village of West Malling. Another view at West Malling is on the recto of this sheet (D00184; Turner Bequest XVII I); see comments there on the card support. Edwin Fagg was a member of staff at the British Museum.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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