Joseph Mallord William TurnerDistant View of Peterborough Cathedral from the North 1794

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Artist
Title
Distant View of Peterborough Cathedral from the North
Date 1794
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 216 x 276 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00349
Turner Bequest XXI V
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Distant View of Peterborough Cathedral from the North 1794
D00349
Turner Bequest XXI V
Pencil on white wove paper, 216 x 276 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXI V’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This was used as the basis for an untraced watercolour, engraved in aquatint in 1809,1 which was adapted from a watercolour design (Peterborough Museum)2 engraved by J. Walker for the Copper-Plate Magazine, 1 May 1796.3
There is an inscription on the verso (D40236).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

1
W[illiam] G[eorge] Rawlinson, The Engraved Work of J.M.W. Turner, R.A., vol.I, London 1908, p.cxii, and vol.II, London 1913, pp.212, 395 no.815.
2
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.311 no.94, reproduced.
3
Rawlinson, I, 1908, pp.lxxxvii, 4 no.8.

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