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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Winchester: West Gate 1795

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Recto:
Winchester: West Gate 1795
D00409
Turner Bequest XXIV 3
Pencil on white wove paper, 264 x 204 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘West Gate Winchester’ bottom centre and ‘[?O]CHD | PLUMP [?FEATR]’ on sign on wall
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘3’ bottom right (now very faint)
Stamped in black ‘XXIV 3’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The West Gate at Winchester, straddling the High Street as it leaves the town towards Stockbridge, dates from the thirteenth century, but its west face, that drawn here by Turner, is of the fourteenth century.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Winchester: West Gate 1795 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-winchester-west-gate-r1140986, accessed 21 December 2014.