Joseph Mallord William TurnerHereford Cathedral: The North Porch 1795

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Artist
Title
Hereford Cathedral: The North Porch
From South Wales Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XXVI
Date 1795
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 264 x 203 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00602
Turner Bequest XXVI 48
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 47 Recto:
Hereford Cathedral: The North Porch 1795
D00602
Turner Bequest XXVI 48
Pencil on white wove paper, 264 x 203 mm
Watermark ‘1794 | J WHATMAN’
Inscribed in pencil ‘Tower’ top right
Inscribed by A.J. Finberg in red ink ‘48’ top right
Stamped in black ‘XXVI 48’ bottom right
The porch was erected in a geometrical Perpendicular style by Bishop Booth in 1519, extending an earlier structure, integral with the body of the cathedral, of about 1300.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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