Joseph Mallord William Turner

Architectural Details of Elgin Cathedral

1831

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 104 × 163 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D27206
Turner Bequest CCLXXVII 133 a

Catalogue entry

This page contains sketched details of Elgin Cathedral. The largest study at the centre of the page shows the south transept of the cathedral, where there are two tombs beneath the arched windows: at the left is the tomb and effigy of John Winchester (Bishop of Moray 1435–1460), and at the right an effigy that may be of a member of the Innes family of Invermarkie. At the top left is a sketch of window arches, with a sketch beneath and at the right of decorative moulding or carvings (perhaps those around the west door). There is another sketch of an architectural detail on the opposite sketchbook page, folio 134 (D27207). See folio 139 (D27215) for references to further sketches of Elgin in this sketchbook.

Thomas Ardill
May 2010

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