Joseph Mallord William TurnerWest Malling: St Leonard's Tower c.1791-2

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West Malling: St Leonard's Tower
Date c.1791-2
MediumGraphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 452 x 294 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
West Malling: St Leonard’s Tower c.1791–2
Pencil, pen and grey-brown ink and wash, 291 x 226 mm on heavy white wove paper, 292 x 450 mm
Watermark ‘J WHATMAN’
Stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram centre
Inscribed by Edwin Fagg in pencil ‘Not to be folded | on centre Edwin Fagg Feb 1938’ top right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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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