Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Eleanor Cross at Hardingstone, Northampton

1794

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 181 x 111 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00252
Turner Bequest XIX 37 a

Catalogue entry

Details of the architectural and heraldic details of the cross are noted in small drawings to the right of the main image, made with the sketchbook turned vertically. For Turner’s drawings of another of Edward I’s Eleanor Crosses, at Waltham, made in 1793, see Tate D00356 and D01893 (Turner Bequest XXII C, XLIV Q).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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