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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ripon: The West Front of the Minster 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 21 Recto:
Ripon: The West Front of the Minster 1797
Turner Bequest XXXIV 20
Pencil on white wove paper, 270 x 210 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘1678’ on doorway towards bottom left
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘20’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXXIV 20’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For the subject, see under folio 20 recto (D00925, Turner Bequest XXXIV 19). Two further drawings of the Minster, showing the interior with the crossing from different viewpoints, are in the Tweed and Lakes sketchbook (Tate D01008, D01009; Turner Bequest XXXV 5, 6); the same book also has a drawing of Kirkgate showing the Minster in the distance (Tate D01011; Turner Bequest XXXV 8).
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Ripon: The West Front of the Minster 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-west-front-of-the-minster-r1150082, accessed 27 May 2024.