Joseph Mallord William Turner

Salisbury: A Gothic Porch in a Garden

?1798

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Gouache, graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 475 × 327 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02350
Turner Bequest L I

Catalogue entry

One of the series of Salisbury views commissioned by Richard Colt Hoare, this is a study, based on a pencil drawing (Tate D02349; Turner Bequest L H), of a fifteenth-century porch removed in 1791 by James Wyatt from outside the north transept of Salisbury Cathedral. It was embellished (presumably by Wyatt) with a short hexagonal spire and pinnacles, and placed as a garden ornament in the grounds of College House, Bourne Hill, seat of Henry Penruddocke Wyndham.1 The finished watercolour is at the British Museum, London.2
1
See Nikolaus Pevsner, Wiltshire, The Buildings of England, 2nd ed., revised by Bridget Cherry, Harmondsworth 1975, p.443.
2
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.322 no.206, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank; not stamped.

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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