Joseph Mallord William Turner

Salisbury Cathedral: Study of a Capital 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
D02332
Turner Bequest XLIX 78 a

Catalogue entry

Turner referred to this study, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, for his watercolour of the Inside of the Chapter House of Salisbury Cathedral, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1799 (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester).1
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.321 no.199, pl.45.
Technical notes:
There is a brown colour trial at the bottom right.

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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