Joseph Mallord William Turner

Salisbury: St Martin’s Church from the South-East, with the Cathedral in the Distance

c.1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 249 x 432 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00663
Turner Bequest XXVII B

Catalogue entry

This is a study for one of the set of views at Salisbury commissioned by Sir Richard Colt Hoare from Turner in about 1795, being the second subject on Colt Hoare’s list (Tate D36332; Turner Bequest CCCLXVIII A). The finished watercolour developed from this drawing is in the British Museum, London.1
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.322 no.207, reproduced.
Technical notes:
The incidental strip of blue colour along the top edge of the sheet indicates that another study, perhaps fully coloured, was made on the same sheet and cut off. There is a brown paint smear at the top left.
Verso:
Blank; some dust staining; not stamped.

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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