Joseph Mallord William Turner

York: Pavement, with the Market Cross and All Saints’ Church

1797

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 274 x 370 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01068
Turner Bequest XXXV 66

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the page turned horizontally, the view is taken looking west along Pavement from the church of St Croix, demolished in 1883, to the Market Cross, which was destroyed in 1813, and All Saints’ Church, which survives. Turner scholar David Hill points out that Thomas Girtin (1775–1802) drew almost the same view on his visit to York in 1796; a watercolour of it is in a private collection.1
1
Hill 1996, p.143, pl.207.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by A.J. Finberg in pencil ‘141.66’ and ‘XXXV, 66’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

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