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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
Hill 1996, p.143, pl.207.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by A.J. Finberg in pencil ‘141.66’ and ‘XXXV, 66’.