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
D25928
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 92 a

Catalogue entry

This faint sketch is the fourth composition on grey-washed paper of Lincluden Collegiate Church from the Cluden Water. The composition is similar to folio 90 verso (D25924), though the church is only roughly blocked in, with more attention paid to the shallow, rocky banks of the river.
The sketch is smudged and parts of the grey wash have turned brown, suggesting that it may have suffered minor water damage, or have been overexposed to light.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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