Joseph Mallord William Turner

Howden Minster: The East End

1797

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 270 x 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00986
Turner Bequest XXXIV 77

Catalogue entry

David Hill points out that this and the drawing on the following page, folio 82 recto (D00987; Turner Bequest XXXIV 78), form a continuous record of the east end of the Minster Church of St Peter and St Paul at Howden, south-east of York. The building had fallen into ruin in the centuries since the Dissolution. This page shows the east window of the chancel, and the next the Chapter House on the north side of the choir with the unusually high tower (135 feet; 41 metres) beyond.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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