Joseph Mallord William TurnerNorthleach, Gloucestershire: The South Porch of the Church of St Peter and St Paul 1795

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Artist
Title
Northleach, Gloucestershire: The South Porch of the Church of St Peter and St Paul
From South Wales Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XXVI
Date 1795
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 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
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 67 Verso:
Northleach, Gloucestershire: The South Porch of the Church of St Peter and St Paul 1795
D00625
Turner Bequest XXVI 69v
Pencil on white wove paper, 264 x 203 mm
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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