J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Study of the Façade of the Oxford Street Pantheon 1792

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Study of the Façade of the Oxford Street Pantheon 1792
D17127
Turner Bequest CXCV 156
Pencil on white wove paper, 315 x 428 mm
Squared and inscribed by Turner in pencil with numbers along top and right edges, ‘[‘Wm’ or ‘Mr’] Carr’s Sttafford, [sic] | [?shire] Warehouse | Wyatt Carver and | Gilder | Sampon [sic] low | the [?Cabinit’ top right, ‘[?½] Whole Breath [sic] | [?Colonnade]’ centre right, and with numbers within the drawing
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg, who recognised this as ‘an early drawing’, listed it among the Perspective Diagrams (Tate; Turner Bequest CXCV) without associating it with the exhibited watercolour of 1792 (Tate D00121; Turner Bequest IX A), for which it was used as a study. The subject is within a roughly drawn margin.
Technical notes:
The right and bottom edges are reinforced with glued strips of paper. The sheet seems to have been folded by about 25 mm and stuck down on the right-hand edge.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in a modern hand ‘150’.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Study of the Façade of the Oxford Street Pantheon 1792 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-study-of-the-facade-of-the-oxford-street-pantheon-r1140043, accessed 24 April 2018.