Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cityscape with Classical Buildings

1832

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 × 189 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D41084

Catalogue entry

This study of classical buildings is one of several in this volume. For more information, see the sketchbook introduction.
Various executor’s notes appear along the bottom of this inside cover, inverted in relation to the sketchbook as foliated. In ink, Charles Turner inscribed his signature and wrote ‘No 325 Contains 18 leaves in Pencil’. Charles Lock Eastlake and John Prescott Knight left their initials in pencil. The sketches were recorded in A.J. Finberg’s 1909 Inventory but not given a separate number.1

John Chu
March 2015

1
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.II, p.884.

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