Joseph Mallord William Turner

West Portal of St Mary’s Abbey, York

1816

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 125 x 200 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11378
Turner Bequest CXLVI 5

Catalogue entry

This sketch of the west portal of St Mary’s Abbey, York is continued to the right on folio 6 recto (D11379) to take in the west front of York Minster. Here Turner revisits a subject he had first sketched in 1797 in the Tweed and Lakes sketchbook (Tate D01073; Turner Bequest XXXV 71). See the Yorkshire 1 sketchbook (Tate D10913–D10914, D10917, D10920; Turner Bequest CXLIV 24a–25, 26a, 28a) for interior views of the west end of St Mary’s.
Verso:
Blank

David Hill
January 2009

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