Joseph Mallord William Turner

Canterbury Cathedral to the West from St Martin’s Church

c.1830

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 76 x 98 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D35772
Turner Bequest CCCLXIII 8 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, this is a less detailed version, from a similar viewpoint, of the two-page drawing of Canterbury from the east on folios 7 verso–8 recto (D35770–D35771); see both entries for aspects of the scene, and under folio 3 recto (D35791) for other views of Canterbury in this sketchbook and elsewhere.
In his 1909 Inventory, Finberg somewhat misleadingly linked this page with folio 9 recto opposite (D35773) under the overall title ‘Views of “Richborough.”’,1 but the views of the latter are separate subjects, only one of which extends briefly onto the present page.

Matthew Imms
September 2016

1
Finberg 1909, II, p.1177.

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