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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Oxford: The High Street c.1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Oxford: The High Street c.1798
Turner Bequest XXVII E
Pencil on white wove paper, 214 x 243 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘X’, ‘X’ and ‘[?Sud]’ in the drawing
Inscribed in pencil ‘XXVII. E’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXVII E’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The main view is taken looking west towards Carfax, with All Saints’ and St Mary’s Churches; the college of All Souls is at the right. The studies of details above the main image include parts of the doorway of St Mary’s; see also Tate D08219 (Turner Bequest CXX F).
Technical notes:
There is a smear of blue colour at the bottom left.
Blank; black colour smears; stained and dirty; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Oxford: The High Street c.1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-oxford-the-high-street-r1174099, accessed 21 September 2021.