Joseph Mallord William Turner

Winchester City Mill

1795

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 264 x 204 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00408
Turner Bequest XXIV 2

Catalogue entry

The City Mill, in Eastgate Street on the River Itchen, was built in 1744 and is still standing. The still life of sculpture and architectural fragments in the foreground of this view of it is an interesting early instance of Turner’s fascination with incongruous juxtapositions. Finberg’s proposal1 that the slight sketch on folio 1 recto (D00407) also shows Winchester City Mill is hardly substantiated by the details recorded in the two drawings.
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.41.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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