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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ripon: The Minster Seen from the South-East, with the Canal in the Foreground 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 20 Recto:
Ripon: The Minster Seen from the South-East, with the Canal in the Foreground 1797
D00925
Turner Bequest XXXIV 19
Pencil on white wove paper, 210 x 270 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘19’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XXXIV 19’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject is drawn with the page turned horizontally. Two further views of Ripon from a distance are on loose sheets (Tate D01098, D01099; Turner Bequest XXXVI D, E); see also folio 21 recto (D00926; Turner Bequest XXXIV 20). The Minster did not become the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Ripon until 1836; the earliest church was founded by St Wilfred in the seventh century, and Wilfrid’s crypt of about 670 is still extant below the crossing, one of the earliest Christian buildings to survive in Britain.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Ripon: The Minster Seen from the South-East, with the Canal in the Foreground 1797 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2013, 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-the-minster-seen-from-the-south-east-with-the-canal-in-r1150081, accessed 27 May 2024.