Joseph Mallord William Turner

Part of Petworth Church, Sussex, Seen from the North-West

1792

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: 272 × 213 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00379
Turner Bequest XXIII E

Technique and condition

This composition is executed on cream wove writing paper. Faint graphite pencil drawing is evident, followed by pale blue watercolour wash applied to depict all details. For example, the effect of the mortar has been created by leaving areas of blank paper visible. Indigo is the only pigment used.

Helen Evans
October 2008

Revised by Joyce Townsend
February 2011

Catalogue entry

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