Joseph Mallord William TurnerArchitectural Details of the Church of St Thomas the Martyr, Winchelsea c.1816-19

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Artist
Title
Architectural Details of the Church of St Thomas the Martyr, Winchelsea
Date c.1816-19
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 155 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10526
Turner Bequest CXL 60
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 67 Recto:
Architectural Details of the Church of St Thomas the Martyr, Winchelsea circa 1816–19
D10526
Turner Bequest CXL 60
Pencil on white wove paper, 155 x 95 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Cloister Roof Porch’ top left of centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘60’ top left, running vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXL 60’ top right, running vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner drew the exterior of the church on folio 66 verso of the sketchbook (D10525; Turner Bequest CXL 69a). Here, he notes a number of details of the elaborate architecture; columns, arches and the decoration of the porch with its winged angels and shields including the arms of the Cinque Ports.

David Blayney Brown
July 2011

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