Joseph Mallord William Turner

Salisbury Cathedral: Studies of Bosses, Capitals and the Tracery of a Window in the Chapter House

c.1799

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 150 x 121 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02338
Turner Bequest XLIX 81 a

Catalogue entry

Turner referred to these studies, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, when working on his watercolours of the Inside of the Chapter House of Salisbury Cathedral, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1799 (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester)1 and Chapter House, Salisbury, shown at the same venue in 1801 (Victoria and Albert Museum, London).2

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.321 no.199, pl.45.
2
Ibid., no.201, reproduced.

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