Joseph Mallord William TurnerLincoln: The Cathedral Seen over Houses, from the South West 1794

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Artist
Title
Lincoln: The Cathedral Seen over Houses, from the South West
Date 1794
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 216 x 276 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00364
Turner Bequest XXII K
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Lincoln: The Cathedral Seen over Houses, from the South West 1794
D00364
Turner Bequest XXII K
Pencil on white wove paper, 216 x 276 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXII K’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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.
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.313 no.124, pl.22 (colour).
Technical notes:
The sheet has been stained by previous contact with a wooden back board.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in a later hand ‘178’.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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