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Turner exhibited a watercolour of Lincoln Cathedral seen from Exchequer Gate at the Royal Academy exhibition of 1795 (British Museum, London; Henderson collection, 1878–12–28–48),1 the composition of which is based on the study Tate D00342 (Turner Bequest XXI O). He no doubt also referred to the present drawing for many of the details of the building.
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.313 no.124, pl.22 (colour).
The sheet has been stained by previous contact with a wooden back board.
Blank; inscribed in a later hand ‘178’.