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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Classical Buildings 1805

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 45 Verso:
Classical Buildings 1805
Turner Bequest XC 45a
Pen and ink on off-white wove paper, prepared with a grey wash, 150 x 258 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Finberg’s ‘river’ is not readily apparent in this slight sketch, although in related versions on folios 46 verso and 48 verso of the sketchbook (D05563, D05566) similar round or fortified buildings are shown in a harbour or seaport setting.

David Blayney Brown
August 2007

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Classical Buildings 1805 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2007, 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-classical-buildings-r1129874, accessed 15 January 2021.