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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Oxford; Statues and Architectural Details of the Queen's College 1809

Folio 48 Verso:
Oxford; Statues and Architectural Details of the Queen’s College 1809
D07669
Turner Bequest CXI 48a
Pencil on white wove paper, 88 x 110 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Dome moulding’ right of centre and ‘Between the cornice’, ‘Rusticated niche’ and ‘Lamp last niche’ lower right of centre
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. From left to right, these details are windows, the arms in the pediment of one of the Baroque wings fronting the High Street, and the statue of Queen Caroline in the cupola over the gate of the college. See also the recto and folio 49 (D07668, D07670) for more details of Queen’s.
See notes to folio 43 verso (D07659) for Oxford views in this sketchbook and their relationship to Turner’s picture View of the High-Street, Oxford painted for James Wyatt (Loyd Collection; on loan to the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford).1 For Queen’s and its possible appearance in a companion picture see notes to the recto (D07668).

David Blayney Brown
April 2011

1
Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, pp.73–4 no.102 (pl.109).

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Oxford; Statues and Architectural Details of the Queen’s College 1809’, catalogue entry, April 2011, 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/oxford-statues-and-architectural-details-of-the-queens-college-r1131156, accessed 20 September 2019.