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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Oxford: The Interior of New College Chapel, looking East c.1798-1800

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Oxford: The Interior of New College Chapel, looking East c.1798–1800
D02346
Turner Bequest L E
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 740 x 530 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘15’ top right
Stamped in black ‘L – E’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For Turner’s drawings of New College Chapel see under Tate D02347 (Turner Bequest L F). Just as in that drawing Turner gave prominence to James Wyatt’s organ screen, so here he assiduously notes the reredos uncovered by Wyatt and the ribbed plaster Gothic vault that Wyatt had devised for the roof structure.
Technical notes:
The drawing is within a ruled pencil border.
Verso:
Blank; not stamped.

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Oxford: The Interior of New College Chapel, looking East c.1798–1800 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-interior-of-new-college-chapel-looking-east-r1174106, accessed 24 October 2019.