Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Ruins of the Holy Ghost Chapel, Basingstoke

1811

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08799
Turner Bequest CXXIII 246 a

Catalogue entry

The view is from the south, at about the point where the railway now runs east-west through Basingstoke. The houses on Chapel Hill may have survived until the northwards expansion of the town in the 1960s.1
There is a similar view on folio 250 recto opposite (D08800; CXXIII 247). For other sketches made at the site, see under folio 244 recto (D08791; CXXIII 241).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

1
For vintage and modern photographs see ‘Chapel Hill’ and ‘Holy Ghost Ruins, Chapel Hill’ at ‘The Willis Museum, Basingstoke’, Hantsweb, accessed 23 March 2011, respectively http://www3.hants.gov.uk/museum/willis-museum/local-studies-willis/basingstoke-then/then-10.htm and http://www3.hants.gov.uk/museum/willis-museum/local-studies-willis/basingstoke-then/then-3.htm.

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