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
D02350
Turner Bequest L I
Pencil, watercolour and stopping-out on white wove paper, 475 x 327 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘L – I’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
One of the series of Salisbury views commissioned by Richard Colt Hoare, this is a study, based on a pencil drawing (Tate D02349; Turner Bequest L H), of a fifteenth-century porch removed in 1791 by James Wyatt from outside the north transept of Salisbury Cathedral. It was embellished (presumably by Wyatt) with a short hexagonal spire and pinnacles, and placed as a garden ornament in the grounds of College House, Bourne Hill, seat of Henry Penruddocke Wyndham.1 The finished watercolour is at the British Museum, London.2
1
See Nikolaus Pevsner, Wiltshire, The Buildings of England, 2nd ed., revised by Bridget Cherry, Harmondsworth 1975, p.443.
2
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.322 no.206, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank; not stamped.

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-r1174085, accessed 21 September 2021.