J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Joseph Mallord William Turner Bristol Cathedral from College Green 1791

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Bristol Cathedral from College Green 1791
D00108
Turner Bequest VII A
Pencil, watercolour and pen and brown ink on white wove paper, 342 x 314 mm
Stamped in black ‘VII A’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a view of the cathedral from the north-west. The copperplate inscription on the verso (D40029) suggests that this was another subject designated for the ‘12 Views on the River Avon’; see the introductory note to the Bristol and Malmesbury sketchbook (Tate; Turner Bequest VI).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Bristol Cathedral from College Green 1791 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-bristol-cathedral-from-college-green-r1140437, accessed 25 July 2014.