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West Front, Bath Abbey

Joseph M. Turner (English, 1775-1851)


In 1789, Turner received his only formal lessons in landscape drawing from Thomas Malton, Jr., a specialist in drawing architecture with accuracy and in dramatic perspective.

Turner mastered these lessons and employed such shortcuts in this drawing as detailing only one repetitive Gothic detail and noting the names of adjacent merchants for future inclusion in his watercolor.

Object Information

artist
Joseph M. Turner (English, 1775-1851)
creation date
about 1791
materials
pencil on white paper
dimensions
8 1/4 x 10 3/8 in
mark descriptions
watermark: J WHATMAN | inscribed in pencil, U.R.: Wlylde Noring ... Warehouse / Marsh Wollen [sic] Draper / City Banks / Kingston Buil[d]ing / 2. / 3. / Ionic
accession number
13.439
credit line
John Herron Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors