Although severely weathered, the south porch at Malmesbury remains, in Nikolaus Pevsner’s words, one of ‘the best pieces of Norman sculpture and decoration in England’.1 This is the beginning of a careful study of it, in which little more than general outlines and some mouldings have been completed.
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).
Nikolaus Pevsner, Wiltshire, The Buildings of England, Harmondsworth 1963, p.289.
Blank; inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Sir Richard Colt Hoare Bart’; a smear of blue colour; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram. For Colt Hoare see under folio 3 recto (D01253; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 4).