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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ripon: Looking along Kirkgate towards the Cathedral 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 13 Recto:
Ripon: Looking along Kirkgate towards the Cathedral 1797
D01011
Turner Bequest XXXV 8
Pencil on white wove paper, 274 x 370 mm
Part watermark ‘E & P’
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXXV 8’ bottom left, descending vertically
Drawn with the page turned horizontally, the West Front of Ripon Cathedral is visible in schematic outline in the background, at the end of the street. The Minster became the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Ripon in 1836. Turner scholar David Hill points out that Turner here records a very simple archway leading from Kirkgate into the Cathedral precinct, no longer extant. Other views made at Ripon on this tour are in the North of England sketchbook (Tate D00925–D00927; Turner Bequest XXXIV 19–21) and on loose sheets, Tate D01098 and D01099 (Turner Bequest XXXVI D, E).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by Finberg ‘141.8’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Ripon: Looking along Kirkgate towards the Cathedral 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-ripon-looking-along-kirkgate-towards-the-cathedral-r1150177, accessed 17 October 2019.