Joseph Mallord William TurnerCanterbury: Christ Church Gate 1792

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Canterbury: Christ Church Gate
Date 1792
MediumWatercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 213 x 274 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest XVII A
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Canterbury: Christ Church Gate 1792
Turner Bequest XVII A
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, laid down, 214 x 274 mm
Inscribed in pencil ‘W Turner’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XVII A’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Another version of this subject is a watercolour in the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven;1 it dates from a year or two later.
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, pp.306–7 no.54, reproduced.
Blank, except for paint smears and pencil curlicues; stained and creased; inscribed in a modern hand ‘15’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012