Joseph Mallord William Turner

Salisbury: A Gothic Porch in a Garden

?1798

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 412 × 268 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02349
Turner Bequest L H

Catalogue entry

This is Turner’s preliminary study for the watercolour of the porch removed by James Wyatt from Salisbury Cathedral (British Museum, London);1 see the entry for the colour study of the same subject (Tate D02350; Turner Bequest L I).
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.322 no.206, reproduced.
Technical notes:
The sheet is stained and dirty, with a grey smear of colour at the centre.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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