Joseph Mallord William Turner

Durham Cathedral: Looking from the Crossing into the Nave and North Transept

1797

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 370 x 274 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01013
Turner Bequest XXXV 10

Catalogue entry

This is one of three pencil studies of the interior of Durham Cathedral in this book; the others are on folios 17 recto and 18 recto (D01015, D01016; Turner Bequest XXXV 12, 13). Further views in the city of Durham are on folios 16 recto, 19 recto and 21 recto (D01014, D01017, D01091; Turner Bequest XXXV 11, 14, 89); and see also the view of the Elvet Bridge, Durham, in the contemporary North of England sketchbook (Tate D00937; Turner Bequest XXXIV 31).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed in a later hand ‘32’ (circled in pencil); and by A.J. Finberg in pencil ‘Durham AJF’ and ‘141.10’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

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