View of the Archbishop's Palace, Lambeth

Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775-1851)

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To juxtapose London street life with the medieval palace, Turner opted for an unorthodox viewpoint, away from the riverfront, leaving but a glimpse of the Thames as it passes under Westminster Bridge.

This watercolor was Turner's first to be accepted for the Royal Academy's annual exhibition in April 1790, the month he turned fifteen.

Object Information

artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775-1851)
creation date
1790
materials
watercolor on white paper
dimensions
10-1/2 x 15 in. (sheet)
accession number
72.166
credit line
Gift in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Hugo O. Pantzer by their children
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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