Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Chester from the North-East

1801

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 161 × 256 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05113
Turner Bequest LXXXII 36

Catalogue entry

The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. For the possible subject, see under folio 34 recto (D05111). The author John Rowlands has doubted that this drawing shows Chester;1 the Turner scholar C.F. Bell denied the identification,2 and Finberg noted and seemed to corroborate this opinion.3
1
Personal communication.
2
Undated MS note by C.F. Bell (died 1966) in a copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.220.
3
Undated MS note by Finberg (died 1939) in another copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.220.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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