Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of Peterborough Cathedral from the North

1794

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 216 × 276 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00349
Turner Bequest XXI V

Catalogue entry

This was used as the basis for an untraced watercolour, engraved in aquatint in 1809,1 which was adapted from a watercolour design (Peterborough Museum)2 engraved by J. Walker for the Copper-Plate Magazine, 1 May 1796.3
There is an inscription on the verso (D40236).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

1
W[illiam] G[eorge] Rawlinson, The Engraved Work of J.M.W. Turner, R.A., vol.I, London 1908, p.cxii, and vol.II, London 1913, pp.212, 395 no.815.
2
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.311 no.94, reproduced.
3
Rawlinson, I, 1908, pp.lxxxvii, 4 no.8.

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