Joseph Mallord William Turner

Interior of Durham Cathedral: The Nave and Crossing Seen from the South Aisle

1797

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D01015
Turner Bequest XXXV 12

Catalogue entry

A large and splendid but apparently unfinished watercolour adapted from this study is Tate D01101 (Turner Bequest XXXVI G). Further pencil studies of the interior are on folios 15 recto and 18 recto (D01013, D01016; Turner Bequest XXXV 10, 13). See the latter entry for details of another watercolour of the interior of the cathedral.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed in a later hand ‘35’ (circled in pencil); also by A.J. Finberg in pencil ‘141.11 [?12] | XXXV-12. EF’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

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