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The West Front of Winchester Cathedral dates from the second half of the fourteenth century, and incorporates William of Wykeham’s great Perpendicular window, the largest in the cathedral. The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally, and the composition is continued ‘above’ with a slight sketch of the gable pinnacle on folio 10 verso opposite (the verso of D00416).
Turner never made a finished view of the building, though he seems to have had one in mind, as he made a thumbnail composition sketch of it seen from the north on folio 14 recto (D00420; Turner Bequest XXIV 14a).
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.