View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
- Watercolour and graphite on paper
- Support: 169 x 244 mm
- Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CCCLXIV 406
This sketch bears an extremely close resemblance to the 'England and Wales' series representation of Durham Cathedral (National Gallery of Scotland), dating from 1836. However, its size suggests that it was created in connection with the 'Rivers of England' engraving scheme, and thus around 1824. But the artist did not develop the image any further at that time, and so it seems likely that he finally elaborated it for the 'England and Wales' series about twelve or so years after he had first tested it here.
Gallery label, August 2004