Joseph Mallord William Turner Ripon: The Minster Seen from the South-East, with the Canal in the Foreground 1797

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Artist
Title
Ripon: The Minster Seen from the South-East, with the Canal in the Foreground
From North of England Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XXXIV
Date 1797
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 210 x 270 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00925
Turner Bequest XXXIV 19
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Catalogue entry

The subject is drawn with the page turned horizontally. Two further views of Ripon from a distance are on loose sheets (Tate D01098, D01099; Turner Bequest XXXVI D, E); see also folio 21 recto (D00926; Turner Bequest XXXIV 20). The Minster did not become the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Ripon until 1836; the earliest church was founded by St Wilfred in the seventh century, and Wilfrid’s crypt of about 670 is still extant below the crossing, one of the earliest Christian buildings to survive in Britain.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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