Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Distant Views of Canterbury

c.1830

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 76 x 98 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35779
Turner Bequest CCCLXIII 12

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, these slight views focus on a tall tower in the distance, and may be prospects of Canterbury Cathedral, perhaps from the vicinity of Sturry, to its north-east; the trees on the right of the main view are continued a little on folio 11 verso opposite (D35778), overlapping a view of the mill and church at Sturry. For other views of Canterbury, see under (see under folio 3 recto; D35761).

Matthew Imms
September 2016

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