Joseph Mallord William Turner

Northleach, Gloucestershire: The South Porch of the Church of St Peter and St Paul

1795

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 264 x 203 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00625
Turner Bequest XXVI 69 v

Catalogue entry

Finberg first listed this sheet as showing ‘Hereford Cathedral’, but by 1918 had identified it as Northleach, probably at the suggestion of C.F. Bell. The south porch is one of the most impressive features of the altogether impressive fifteenth-century church at Northleach, one of the grandest of the Cotswold wool-churches.
The drawing is inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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