Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lincluden Collegiate Church

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 × 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25926
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 91 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook inverted, this view of Lincluden Collegiate Church from across the Cluden Water is very similar to the drawing on folio 90 verso (D25924), although it was made from further away. Turner again used scraping out to reveal the white paper through the pre-applied grey wash, but this time less for highlights and more to define the mass of the church and the effect of water.
There are other sketches of Lincluden Church and the Cluden Water on folios 89 verso and 92 verso (D25922, D25928); see also folio 53 verso for further references (D25866).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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