Joseph Mallord William TurnerWest Portal of St Mary's Abbey, York 1816

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Artist
Title
West Portal of St Mary's Abbey, York
From Yorkshire 3 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXLVI
Date 1816
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 125 x 200 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11379
Turner Bequest CXLVI 6
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 6 Recto:
West Portal of St Mary’s Abbey, York 1816
D11379
Turner Bequest CXLVI 6
Pencil on white wove paper, 125 x 200 mm
Watermarked ‘[SA]LMON | [1]809’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘The top’ top left
Inscribed by an unknown hand in blue ink ‘6’ top right and ‘330’ bottom right
Stamped in brown ‘CXLVI 6’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a brief continuation to the right of the sketch on folio 5 recto (D11378) of the west portal of St Mary’s Abbey, York, to include the west front of York Minster. The view is continued further right above, across both pages.

David Hill
January 2009

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