Joseph Mallord William Turner

York from the South-East

1816

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 154 x 97 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10910
Turner Bequest CXLIV 23

Catalogue entry

This is the right half of a double-page spread, continued to the right from folio 22 verso (D10909), opposite, continuing to the right the panorama of York from the south-east begun on the previous double-page spread, folios 21 verso–22 (D10907–D10908). Taken from near Foss Islands Road, the view includes, from left to right across this spread: the central tower and east end of York Minster; the tower of St Cuthbert’s, Peasholme Green; and Layerthorpe Postern and Bridge.

David Hill
January 2009

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