Joseph Mallord William Turner

Radley Hall from the North-West

1789

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 374 x 532 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00048
Turner Bequest III C

Display caption

The two vanishing points for the sides of the building are just visible (see photograph). However, Turner did not use a full method of perspective to locate these points. In fact, they are at different heights, whereas they should both be on the horizon.

Gallery label, September 2004

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