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Photograph: Turner Room Basement



Photograph: Turner Room Basement



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Photograph of a watercolour by Henry Edward Tidmarsh wash and bodycolour. 100 x 135 mm. Guildhall Library W2/TRA 98272. Exhibited "Palaces of Art: Art Galleries in Britain 1790-1990' Dulwich and National Gallery of Scotland 1991-92, C10". The Turner watercolours and drawings were accommodated in a basement room at Trafalgar Square in an arrangement by John Ruskin. He designed the cases seen in this drawing. The works on paper remained in this room until they were moved with the Turner oils to the Tate in 1910. See also Board Minutes of 4 May 1885 describing three rooms on the ground floor of the east wing with the Turner drawings, the Henderson bequest of drawings by de Wint and Cattermole; and the Peel collection of studies by van Dyck and Rubens. The rooms were inter-communicating and open to students and the general public. Possibly a view of the first room of the present café. Copy photograph: Guildhall Library. NG neg. M519/28A.

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