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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1874,0314.329

  • Description

    JMW Turner's birthplace in Maiden Lane, Covent Garden; a brick terraced house at night with a figure in top hat walking past and two figures with a candlelight in the doorway. 1852
    Watercolour with bodycolour over graphite

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1852
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 355 millimetres
    • Width: 222 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Inscribed on mount: "House in Maiden Lane, Covent Garden - Birthplace of J.M.W. Turner RA - Drawn 1852."
  • Curator's comments

    One of a large series of drawings and watercolours of buildings and antiquities in London by John Wykeham Archer, in 17 portfolios (mostly stored offsite); for further information on the series, see registration number 1874,0314.1*.
    Turner was born April 23, 1775 at No. 21 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden (not 26 as given in Binyon).

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  • Bibliography

    • Binyon 1898-1907 X (15} bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (BH/FF10/British PVI)

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1874

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1874,0314.329

Collection of drawings of buildings and antiquities in London, including Roman remains in the City and interiors of many places including St Paul's Cathedral, Southwark, the Strand, Covent Garden, Bloomsbury, British Museum and Whitehall (see Binyon for l

Collection of drawings of buildings and antiquities in London, including Roman remains in the City and interiors of many places including St Paul's Cathedral, Southwark, the Strand, Covent Garden, Bloomsbury, British Museum and Whitehall (see Binyon for l

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