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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Salisbury: A Gothic Porch in a Garden ?1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Salisbury: A Gothic Porch in a Garden ?1798
Turner Bequest L H
Pencil on white wove paper, 412 x 268 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom centre
Inscribed in pencil ‘L.H’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘L – H’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is Turner’s preliminary study for the watercolour of the porch removed by James Wyatt from Salisbury Cathedral (British Museum, London);1 see the entry for the colour study of the same subject (Tate D02350; Turner Bequest L I).
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.322 no.206, reproduced.
Technical notes:
The sheet is stained and dirty, with a grey smear of colour at the centre.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Salisbury: A Gothic Porch in a Garden ?1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-salisbury-a-gothic-porch-in-a-garden-r1174084, accessed 21 September 2021.