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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Salisbury Cathedral: Study of a Capital in the Chapter House c.1799

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 78 Verso:
Salisbury Cathedral: Study of a Capital in the Chapter House c.1799
D02332
Turner Bequest XLIX 78a
Pencil on white laid paper, 150 x 121 mm
Part watermark ‘1799’
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner referred to this study, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, for his watercolour of the Inside of the Chapter House of Salisbury Cathedral, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1799 (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester).1
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.321 no.199, pl.45.
Technical notes:
There is a brown colour trial at the bottom right.

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Salisbury Cathedral: Study of a Capital in the Chapter House c.1799 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-cathedral-study-of-a-capital-in-the-chapter-house-r1174204, accessed 18 September 2021.