Turner Bequest CLVII 8
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Durham’ centre left
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘8’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CLVII – 8’ bottom right
This is one of a continuous run of drawings of Durham, beginning on folio 6 recto (D12325) and concluding on folio 14 recto (D12334), with one further sketch on folio 76 verso (D12414). For Turner’s other visits to the city, see the entry for D12325, which also discusses later colour sketches and the Picturesque Views in England and Wales watercolour showing the cathedral from this direction.
How to cite
Matthew Imms, ‘Durham Cathedral from across the River Wear 1817 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www