Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ruined Tower

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 96 x 59 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25713
Turner Bequest CCLXV 39 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook turned to the right is a sketch of a tower in ruins, probably belonging to a church. The tower does not match any of the churches or abbeys drawn elsewhere in this sketchbook and has not been identified.

Thomas Ardill
May 2010

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