Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Sketch of Buildings

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 59 x 96 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25710
Turner Bequest CCLXV 38

Catalogue entry

This very rough sketch is an architectural study of buildings. The suggestion of a gothic spire at the top of the sketch and what may be buttresses below suggest that this is a church, abbey or castle.

Thomas Ardill
May 2010

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