Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Tower and Porch of Lee Church, Kent

1793–4

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 135 × 122 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00381
Turner Bequest XXIII G

Catalogue entry

Only the lower part of the church tower now survives, in its graveyard off Lee Terrace, not far south of Greenwich Park. A crude copy of this subject in watercolour, presumably by a pupil after a lost watercolour by Turner, is Tate D00382 (Turner Bequest XXIII H).
Verso:
Blank; dust stains; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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