Christ Church College, Oxford by JMW Turner

The watercolour shows the west front of Christ Church looking northwards up St.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour & bodycolour on paper
Dimensions:
29.9 x 41.9 cm
Art Fund grant:
£75,000 ( Total: £220,000)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
Agnew's

Aldate's. On the left, the demolition of Cardinal Wolsey's almshouses is in progress to make a grander entrance for Pembroke College. Turner had a long association with Christ Church. This work was acquired with assistance from the Wolfson Foundation.

Provenance

Charles Heath; John Ruskin, 1840-1846; H A AJ Munro of Novar; 1877 Vokins; Mrs Morris; Howard 1915; Mrs Brocklehurst, 1917; G E Leeming; Agnew 1920; S A Courltard, 1925; by descent Sotheby's, 1995; Agnew's.

Venue details

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