Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Church Spire and a Gabled Building

1791

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 182 x 263 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00104
Turner Bequest VI 21 a

Catalogue entry

The sketchbook was turned vertically to make the sketches and the main inscription, referring to the view on the recto (D00103). The spire is presumably that of Malmesbury parish church. See note to folio 19 recto (D00099).
Technical notes:
The leaf has been torn along the right-hand edge and cut down by hand along the others from its original 263 x 185 mm; it is tipped onto a broad stub.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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