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

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Eleanor Cross at Hardingstone, Northampton 1794

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 37 Verso:
The Eleanor Cross at Hardingstone, Northampton 1794
D00252
Turner Bequest XIX 37a
Pencil on white wove paper, 181 x 111 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘England’ top right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Details of the architectural and heraldic details of the cross are noted in small drawings to the right of the main image, made with the sketchbook turned vertically. For Turner’s drawings of another of Edward I’s Eleanor Crosses, at Waltham, made in 1793, see Tate D00356 and D01893 (Turner Bequest XXII C, XLIV Q).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘The Eleanor Cross at Hardingstone, Northampton 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-the-eleanor-cross-at-hardingstone-northampton-r1140770, accessed 12 July 2014.