Joseph Mallord William Turner The Eleanor Cross at Hardingstone, Northampton 1794

Artwork details

The Eleanor Cross at Hardingstone, Northampton
From Matlock Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XIX
Date 1794
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 181 x 111 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest XIX 37 a
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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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