Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Bedchamber, Northern France

1832

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 127 × 175 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D24381
Turner Bequest CCLVII 109

Catalogue entry

Turner worked a small sketch of a dark interior into the top section of this page. Two sweeping strokes of the pencil at the centre of the scene suggest curtains hanging from a bedframe. Attention has been paid to the strong tonal effect of a door opening into this dark chamber on the left-hand edge of the drawing.

John Chu
January 2015

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