Joseph Mallord William Turner

Durham Cathedral: The Nave Seen from the North Aisle

1797

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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
D01016
Turner Bequest XXXV 13

Catalogue entry

A finished watercolour of this subject (currently untraced)1 was engraved by S. Porter and published by R. Taylor in the 1802 second edition of T. Warton’s Essays on Gothic Architecture (Tate impression: T05939). Turner’s note on the verso refers to this commission. Further pencil studies of the interior are on folios 15 recto and 17 recto (D01013, D01015; Turner Bequest XXXV 10, 12).
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.330 no.276.
Technical notes:
There are paint splashes in the top right corner.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘9 by 12 Mr Taylor’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by A.J. Finberg in pencil ‘141.13’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

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