Joseph Mallord William TurnerView over Newport, Monmouthshire, and the Mouth of the Usk, from the Porch of St Woolos's Church 1795

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Title
View over Newport, Monmouthshire, and the Mouth of the Usk, from the Porch of St Woolos's Church
From Smaller South Wales Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XXV
Date 1795
Dimensionssupport: 130 x 205 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00470
Turner Bequest XXV 9
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Recto:
View over Newport, Monmouthshire, and the Mouth of the Usk, from the Porch of St Woolos’s Church 1795
D00470
Turner Bequest XXV 9
Pencil on white wove paper, 130 x 205 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Newport on Usk’ bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘9’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXV 9’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
St Woolos, dedicated to the early Welsh saint Gwynllyw (the present name being a corruption of this), has at various periods been Metropolitan Cathedral of Wales, and serves that function today. Turner has included in his view over the estuary of the Usk only the striking arched porch on the south side of the church. A drawing of Newport Castle, from which a finished watercolour was derived, is in the South Wales sketchbook (Tate D00555; Turner Bequest XXVI 3).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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