Joseph Mallord William Turner

Basingstoke from Chapel Hill

1811

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 × 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08797
Turner Bequest CXXIII 245 a

Catalogue entry

The viewpoint is Chapel Hill, near the ruins of the Holy Ghost Chapel, looking south to the centre of Basingstoke. The building shown in outline towards the right in the distance is St Michael’s Church with its squat tower and prominent pinnacles. The intervening space has since been overlaid by railway lines, a dual carriageway, car parks and tower blocks, but an 1840s print of Basingstoke from Chapel Hill after G.H. Shepherd (Hampshire Museums Service, Winchester) shows the view prior to these developments.
There is a close variation on folio 249 recto opposite (D08798; CXXIII 246); for other views, see under folio 244 recto (D08791; CXXIII 241).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

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