Joseph Mallord William TurnerThe Eleanor Cross at Hardingstone, Northampton 1794

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Artist
Title
The Eleanor Cross at Hardingstone, Northampton
From Matlock Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XIX
Date 1794
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 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
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 37 Verso:
The Eleanor Cross at Hardingstone, Northampton 1794
D00252
Turner Bequest XIX 37a
Pencil on white wove paper, 181 x 111 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘England’ top right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
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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