Joseph Mallord William Turner
Interior of a Church during a Sermon 1796–7

Artwork details

Interior of a Church during a Sermon
From Wilson Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XXXVII
Date 1796–7
Medium Gouache, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 113 x 93 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest XXXVII 34
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Catalogue entry

The composition continues across folio 18 recto opposite (D01152; Turner Bequest XXXVII 35). A view apparently of the interior of the same church is on folios 18 verso–19 recto (D01153–D01154; Turner Bequest XXXVII 36–37). We are standing in the south aisle, looking towards the east chapel, before which is a distinctively traceried screen that appears again in the next drawing, seen beyond the chancel.

Andrew Wilton
September 2012

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