Joseph Mallord William Turner

Copy after Richard Wilson: ‘The Convent on the Rock’

1796–7

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 93 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01215
Turner Bequest XXXVII 98

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the composition continues across folio 49 recto opposite (D01216; Turner Bequest XXXVII 99). Finberg described this as ‘Building on height near river, with bridge’. A version of this subject was in the collection of the artist Benjamin West (1738–1820).1

Andrew Wilton
September 2012

1
See W.G. Constable, Richard Wilson, London 1953, p.198 notes to pl.76a.

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