J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Church Tower 1792

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Church Tower 1792
Turner Bequest XVII J
Pencil and wash on white wove paper, 277 x 223 mm
Stamped in black ‘XVII J’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject is enclosed in a ruled pencil margin. As in the study of Petworth Church (Tate D00379; Turner Bequest XXIII E), the use of grey and blue washes here demonstrates Turner’s interest in the techniques of Michael ‘Angelo’ Rooker; see Tate D00193, D00192 (Turner Bequest XVII R, Q).
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Church Tower 1792 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-church-tower-r1140293, accessed 14 October 2019.