Joseph Mallord William TurnerSalisbury: The Poultry Cross with the Tower of St Thomas's Church 1795

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Artist
Title
Salisbury: The Poultry Cross with the Tower of St Thomas's Church
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
D00425
Turner Bequest XXIV 18
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 18 Recto:
Salisbury: The Poultry Cross with the Tower of St Thomas’s Church 1795
D00425
Turner Bequest XXIV 18
Pencil on white wove paper, 204 x 264 mm
Inscribed by Turner ‘Poultry Cross Sarum’ bottom left, ‘ORPI’, ‘EDWARD’, ‘EVAN’ and ‘EVAN HABERDASH’ on buildings seen through arches, and ‘REEVES’ on building right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘18’ bottom left, descending vertically (now very faint)
Stamped in black ‘XXIV 18’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is the basis for a finished watercolour executed for Sir Richard Colt Hoare (1758–1838) (Israel Museum, Jerusalem).1 The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally, and the pinnacle of the church behind the cross is drawn as a continuation ‘above’ on folio 17 verso opposite (the verso of D00424).
1
Wilton 1979, p.323 no.211, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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