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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Studies of Gothic Architectural Details 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 92 Verso:
Studies of Gothic Architectural Details 1798
D01619
Turner Bequest XL 90a
Pencil on white wove paper, 135 x 95 mm
Inscribed in red ink ‘3’ top left, upside down
Stamped in black ‘XL – 90 a’ bottom left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Apparently drawn with the page both ways up, These details may not be parts of Lacock Abbey, like those on neighbouring pages of this book (compare folio 91 verso; D01617; Turner Bequest XL 89a); they appear to be of genuine medieval Gothic decoration, perhaps at Lacock, or even possibly at Malmesbury, with which Turner draws a comparison on folio 85 verso (D01605; Turner Bequest XL 83a).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Studies of Gothic Architectural Details 1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 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-studies-of-gothic-architectural-details-r1173858, accessed 17 February 2020.