Joseph Mallord William Turner

Study of a Building

1791

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 342 × 314 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40029

Catalogue entry

The ink study is very slight and almost illegible. The inscription concerning the Notary Public was presumably transcribed from the sign under the double window of the foreground house in the view on the recto (D00108; Turner Bequest VII A) to which Turner’s other inscriptions refer.
There are grey colour trials, and pen trials at the lower left edge.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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