Joseph Mallord William Turner

Winchester: The Butter Cross

1795

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 264 x 204 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00410
Turner Bequest XXIV 4

Catalogue entry

The Butter Cross, in Winchester High Street, dates from the early fifteenth century (though what we see today is the restoration of 1865 by George Gilbert Scott). A watercolour based on this study, probably drawn for the artist William Alexander (1767–1816), is in the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (D.84–1892);1 see the commission noted inside the back cover (D41253). This was engraved by J. Powell, 30 July 1800.
1
Wilton 1979, p.317 no.164, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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