Joseph Mallord William Turner

Buildings ?at Ghent; Study of Sky

1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 118 × 78 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D19861
Turner Bequest CCXVI 153 a

Catalogue entry

Here Turner jots down a slight and undeveloped profile of buildings, including a steeple with a distinctive teardrop-shaped dome (see also Tate D19858; Turner Bequest CCXVI 152). The location may be Ghent in Belgium. There is also a small horizontal sky study which is squared-off at bottom left. Turner has inscribed the sky view with ‘Grey Clouds on a [?Gold] Sky’.

Alice Rylance-Watson
June 2014

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