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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Oxford from the Meadows 1802-3

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
Oxford from the Meadows 1802–3
Turner Bequest LXXVII 8
Pencil on white wove paper, 154 x 240 mm
Inscribed probably by John Ruskin in red ink ‘8’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘LXXVII – 8’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This general view shows, from left, Christ Church, St Mary’s, the Radcliffe Camera and Merton College. For Turner’s Oxford views in this sketchbook, beginning on Magdalen Bridge, see the Introduction to this sketchbook. Colin Harrison notes that Turner’s route seems then to have crossed to the fields on the south side of the London Road, from where he took this sketch, and up Headington Hill before descending again to Magdalen Bridge.

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Oxford from the Meadows 1802–3 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2004, 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-oxford-from-the-meadows-r1133446, accessed 24 June 2024.