Joseph Mallord William Turner

York: Bootham Bar with the Minster Beyond

1797

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 270 x 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00974
Turner Bequest XXXIV 65

Catalogue entry

Bootham Bar is the old western gate into the city of York, incorporating the Porta Principalis Dextra of the Roman fort under the Norman structure now visible; this was partially rebuilt in 1719 and in 1832. Further views in York are on folio 70 recto (D00975; Turner Bequest XXXIV 66), and in the contemporary Tweed and Lakes sketchbook (Tate D01071–D01074, D01088, D01075–D01078; Turner Bequest XXXV 69–72, 86, 73–76).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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