Joseph Mallord William Turner

Interior of an Italian Building

1820

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 98 × 128 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D16752
Turner Bequest CXCII 62

Catalogue entry

This sketch represents a grand Italian interior notable for its grand staircase and vaulted arch ceiling. The subject remains unidentified although it is likely to depict a church or large public building.

Nicola Moorby
April 2013

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