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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Peterborough Cathedral: The West Front 1794

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Peterborough Cathedral: The West Front 1794
D00347
Turner Bequest XXI T
Pencil on white wove paper, 215 x 276 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXI T’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a slight outline of the main masses of the cathedral, with a few details elaborated; the focus of attention is on the fifteenth-century porch. Another drawing of the cathedral is Tate D00348 (Turner Bequest XXI U).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Peterborough Cathedral: The West Front 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, http://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-peterborough-cathedral-the-west-front-r1141084, accessed 25 April 2014.