J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Chichester Cathedral: An Effigy and other Details of the Interior 1796

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 34 Verso:
Chichester Cathedral: An Effigy and other Details of the Interior 1796
D00767
Turner Bequest XXX 33a
Pencil on white wove paper, 126 x 108 mm
Stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram top left
Turner scholar C.F. Bell identified these details, studied by Turner with the page turned vertically, as being situated at the east end of the cathedral.1 The slight note of a recumbent effigy is difficult to interpret, but does not correspond to the tomb of Bishop Sherbourne (died 1536) in the south choir aisle, or of Bishop Story (died 1503) on the north side of the choir.
1
MS note ‘East End. CFB’ by A.J. Finberg in his annotated copy of Finberg 1909, I, p.61 (Prints and Drawings Room, Tate Britain).
Technical notes:
There is a dark stain at the top right, which has soaked through from the recto (D00766).

Andrew Wilton
May 2011

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Chichester Cathedral: An Effigy and other Details of the Interior 1796 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-chichester-cathedral-an-effigy-and-other-details-of-the-r1149718, accessed 03 December 2021.