Turner used this drawing for his untraced watercolour design for the Pocket Magazine,1 engraved in July 1795. He returned to the scene in a later Midland tour, of 1830, when preparing subjects for the Picturesque Views in England and Wales, and made a watercolour of a parliamentary election at Northampton, seen from a similar viewpoint to this drawing (Tate T12321).2 It was not engraved. The church of All Saints, Northampton was rebuilt in the 1670s after a fire destroyed much of the town, and re-consecrated in 1680. A colonnaded portico was added in 1701, and the cupola placed on the tower in 1704.
Blank; stamped in black ink with Turner Bequest monogram bottom left.
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