Joseph Mallord William Turner

?A Building or Architectural Feature

1817

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 116 × 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40919

Catalogue entry

This page is not mentioned in Finberg’s 1909 Inventory.1 The sketch, a small, upright rectangle in form, presumably represents a building or part of one. It runs almost into the gutter and is directly opposite the most prominent (albeit small) part of the irregular stub of a torn-out leaf, upon which there appear to be pencil marks, although they do not marry directly with the few strokes here. It seems that the present drawing was made as a continuation of whatever composition was removed from the book, rather than matching up to the drawing of Durham on folio 6 recto (D12325).

Matthew Imms
February 2010

1
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.449.

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