Joseph Mallord William Turner

York Minster, from the East-North-East, near the River Foss

1816

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 154 × 97 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10911
Turner Bequest CXLIV 23 a

Catalogue entry

This is the left half of a double-page spread recording a view of York from the east-north-east, continued to the right on folio 24 (D10912), opposite. Taken from the right bank of the River Foss where it curves round to Layerthorpe Bridge, the view includes, from left to right across the spread: Layerthorpe Bridge (with a detail of the continuation of the bridge causeway above); the tower of St Denys, Walmgate in the left distance over the bridge; Layerthorpe Postern; the Church of St Cuthbert, Peasholme Green; the distant spire of St Mary’s, Castlegate; the River Foss in foreground; and York Minster and Chapter House to right with Monkbar below the crossing tower.

David Hill
January 2009

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