Joseph Mallord William Turner

Pontefract: The South Side of All Saints’ Church, with the Porch and South Transept

1797

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 210 × 270 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00912
Turner Bequest XXXIV 7

Catalogue entry

The church was ruined in 1644, during the Civil War, and not rebuilt. Turner drew its shell, changing his position as he completed the drawing to include as much as possible of the structure. David Hill notes the pentimento in the drawing of the gable of the transept at the upper right.
The subject is drawn with the page turned horizontally. See also folios 8 recto and 9 recto (D00913, D00914).

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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