Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Cloisters and Chapter House of Worcester Cathedral; Distant Views of Worcester

?1831

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 191 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D22313
Turner Bequest CCXXXIX 87

Catalogue entry

As Ian Warrell has noted, the main subject is Worcester Cathedral, with the Chapter House seen across the cloisters;1 the decagonal structure stands below the cathedral’s south transept. There is a sketch of the vaulted interior of the cloisters on the verso (D22314).
At the outer edge of the page are two overlapping sketches, made with the book turned vertically, showing the cathedral2 and the spire of St Andrew’s Church from the north-east with the profile of the Malvern Hills beyond. For other views of Worcester, see under folio 2 verso (D22154).

Matthew Imms
April 2014

1
Ian Warrell, notes from 1993 and later in Tate catalogue files.
2
See ibid.

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