Joseph Mallord William Turner

Exeter: St Sidwell’s Church and the Cathedral from Pennsylvania

1814

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 110 × 178 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09756
Turner Bequest CXXXIII 66

Catalogue entry

Exeter is seen to the south from the vicinity of Pennsylvania Road, with St Sidwell’s Church towards the left and the low towers at the central crossing of Exeter Cathedral towards the right, with hills towards Newton Abbot on the horizon. This is a variation, perhaps from a slightly closer viewpoint, of the sketch on folio 65 verso opposite (D09755), under which the subject is discussed further.

Matthew Imms
July 2014

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