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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Salisbury: Looking South along the High Street towards St Thomas's Church c.1799

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 76 Verso:
Salisbury: Looking South along the High Street towards St Thomas’s Church c.1799
D02329
Turner Bequest XLIX 76a
Pencil on white laid paper, 150 x 121 mm
Part watermark ‘Gater
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘F’, ‘3’, ‘W’, ‘X’ and ‘W’ in the drawing
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the subject is continued on folio 77 recto opposite (D02330). Turner’s viewpoint is near the junction of New Street, looking north towards the Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, with its tower of 1400–5. The great perpendicular west window is noted in a separate sketch on the other page. The tower of St Thomas’s can be seen in the distance in the view of Salisbury from Harnham Hill on folios 6 verso–7 recto (D02249–D02250; Turner Bequest XLIX 6a–7).

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Salisbury: Looking South along the High Street towards St Thomas’s Church 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-looking-south-along-the-high-street-towards-st-r1174201, accessed 22 September 2021.