Joseph Mallord William TurnerSalisbury: The North-West Corner of the Cathedral 1795

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Artist
Title
Salisbury: The North-West Corner of the Cathedral
From Isle of Wight Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XXIV
Date 1795
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 204 x 264 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00424
Turner Bequest XXIV 17
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 17 Recto:
Salisbury: The North-West Corner of the Cathedral 1795
D00424
Turner Bequest XXIV 17
Pencil on white wove paper, 204 x 264 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘as the [?side]’ top left and [at top left] ‘as the front’ top centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘17’ bottom left, descending vertically (now very faint)
Stamped in black ‘XXIV 17’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This drawing was used as the basis for a finished watercolour, North Porch of Salisbury Cathedral (Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum),1 executed for Sir Richard Colt Hoare (1758–1838) and exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1797 (517). See also folios 16 recto and 19 recto (D00423, D00426).
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.321 no.196.
Verso:
Blank, except for slight continuation of the church tower from the view of Salisbury on folio 18 recto opposite (D00425); stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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