Joseph Mallord William Turner

Views of Southampton and its Surroundings

1827

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 74 × 100 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18112
Turner Bequest CCVII 63 a

Catalogue entry

At the top is a distant view of Southampton, with its two church spires. The profile with low hills and buildings below is presumably nearby, on Southampton Water or the Rivers Test or Itchen. At the centre right is an inverted continuation of an isolated outline of Southampton’s spires from folio 64 recto opposite (D18113), this one apparently being Holyrood’s, and at the bottom, again inverted, is a somewhat featureless river view which also continues on the other page. This is one of a sequence of views in the Southampton area; see under folio 58 verso (D18102).

Matthew Imms
December 2014

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