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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 256 × 184 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40334

Catalogue entry

Not mentioned in Finberg’s 1909 Turner Bequest catalogue,1 this rapid sketch, affected by colour smears and stains, may relate to Turner’s ideas for his picture of Bristol Hot Wells, for which an elaborate study is on the recto of this sheet (D00389; Turner Bequest XXII O).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

1
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.39.

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