Joseph Mallord William Turner

York Minster: The West Aisle of the South Transept Seen from the Nave

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
D00975
Turner Bequest XXXIV 66

Catalogue entry

York Minster is one of the most impressive of English Gothic cathedrals, its period of building encompassing all the stylistic developments from the mid-thirteenth to the late fifteenth centuries. This is one of five studies that Turner made from carefully selected viewpoints of the interior of the Minster; the other four are all in the contemporary Tweed and Lakes sketchbook (Tate D01075–D01078; Turner Bequest XXXV 73–76).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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