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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25839
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 40

Catalogue entry

Continued from folio 39 verso (D25838) this view of Carlisle from the west shows from left to right: Carlisle Cathedral, the steeple of St Cuthbert’s Church, the two oval towers of the Citadel, and a church spire at the right that was knocked down in 1847 to make way for Carlisle railway station. There are two sketches of the spire on folio 41 (D25841) and the towers of the Citadel are shown again on folios 42 and 43 verso (D25843, D25846).
For references to other sketches of Carlisle see folio 39 verso.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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