Joseph Mallord William Turner

Salisbury: Looking South along the High Street towards St Thomas’s Church

c.1799

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 150 x 121 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02329
Turner Bequest XLIX 76 a

Catalogue entry

Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the subject is continued on folio 77 recto opposite (D02330). Turner’s viewpoint is near the junction of New Street, looking north towards the Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, with its tower of 1400–5. The great perpendicular west window is noted in a separate sketch on the other page. The tower of St Thomas’s can be seen in the distance in the view of Salisbury from Harnham Hill on folios 6 verso–7 recto (D02249–D02250; Turner Bequest XLIX 6a–7).

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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