Joseph Mallord William Turner

Canterbury: Christ Church Gate

1792

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 213 x 274 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00176
Turner Bequest XVII A

Technique and condition

This watercolour is composed on white paper with preliminary under-drawing in pencil. The image was created by the careful application of watercolour to dry paper. There is little overlap of colours in the painting except for areas where shadow and lighting effects have been created. Pigments used include yellow ochre, vermilion and possibly indigo.

Helen Evans
October 2008

Revised by Joyce Townsend
February 2011

Catalogue entry

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