Joseph Mallord William Turner

Malmesbury: The Market Cross, with the Abbey Beyond

1798

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 229 × 332 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01255
Turner Bequest XXXVIII 6

Catalogue entry

The topmost crocket of the market cross is continued on folio 8 verso opposite (the recto being D01254; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 5). Another drawing of the Cross is in the contemporary Dynevor Castle sketchbook (Tate D01474–D01475; Turner Bequest XL 7a–8).
Made with the page turned horizontally, this is one of a sequence of twelve drawings of Malmesbury in the present book; see under folio 2 recto (D01252; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 3).
Verso:
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Sir Richard Colt Hoare Bart’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram. For the Colt Hoare commission for drawings of Malmesbury, see the note to folio 3 recto (D01253; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 4).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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