Joseph Mallord William Turner
Lindisfarne: The Interior of the Priory Church 1797

Artwork details

Lindisfarne: The Interior of the Priory Church
From North of England Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XXXIV
Date 1797
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 270 x 210 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest XXXIV 55
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Catalogue entry

This is the last of five studies of the Romanesque architecture of Lindisfarne in this book (see under folio 53 recto; D00958; XXXIV 50), and one of three looking towards the west end; this one shows the columns and arches of the north aisle.
Technical notes:
There are some faint colour smears.
Blank; a pencil mark; see the similar mark in the contemporary Tweed and Lakes sketchbook, on the verso of Tate D01053 (Turner Bequest XXXV 51); stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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