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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).
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.330 no.276.
There are paint splashes in the top right corner.
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’.
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