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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Chester: The Cathedral, the Castle, and St John's Church Seen from the South 1794

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Chester: The Cathedral, the Castle, and St John’s Church Seen from the South 1794
D40041
Pencil on white wove paper, 142 x 214 mm
This drawing was the basis for the untraced watercolour view engraved by J. Walker for Walker’s Itinerant, 1796,1 or the Copper-Plate Magazine. A pencil drawing of a near view of St John’s Church, Chester, made on this tour, is in the British Museum, London (Lloyd Bequest, 1958–7–12–396).
The recto is D00339 (Turner Bequest XXI L).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.311 no.93.

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Chester: The Cathedral, the Castle, and St John’s Church Seen from the South 1794 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-chester-the-cathedral-the-castle-and-st-johns-church-seen-r1141069, accessed 03 June 2015.