Joseph Mallord William Turner

Town on Hill (?Iffley, near Oxford)

1839

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 140 × 235 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D28328
Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 19 a

Catalogue entry

This slight and largely undeveloped sketch probably represents the village of Iffley in Oxfordshire, with the tower of the Norman Church of St Mary the Virgin at centre right.1 The church is recorded elsewhere in this sketchbook on Tate D28323, D28329, D28343; Turner Bequest CCLXXXIX 17, 20, 27.

Alice Rylance-Watson
August 2013

1
‘History’, St Mary’s, Iffley, http://iffley.co.uk/architecture/11-history/, accessed 13 August 2013.

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