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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Interior of Durham Cathedral: The Nave and Crossing Seen from the South Aisle 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 17 Recto:
Interior of Durham Cathedral: The Nave and Crossing Seen from the South Aisle 1797
D01015
Turner Bequest XXXV 12
Pencil on white wove paper, 370 x 274 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right (within the drawing)
Stamped in black ‘XXXV 12’ bottom right
A large and splendid but apparently unfinished watercolour adapted from this study is Tate D01101 (Turner Bequest XXXVI G). Further pencil studies of the interior are on folios 15 recto and 18 recto (D01013, D01016; Turner Bequest XXXV 10, 13). See the latter entry for details of another watercolour of the interior of the cathedral.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed in a later hand ‘35’ (circled in pencil); also by A.J. Finberg in pencil ‘141.11 [?12] | XXXV-12. EF’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Interior of Durham Cathedral: The Nave and Crossing Seen from the South Aisle 1797 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2010, 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-interior-of-durham-cathedral-the-nave-and-crossing-seen-from-r1150181, accessed 18 November 2019.