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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Salisbury: St Martin's Church from the South-East, with the Cathedral in the Distance c.1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Salisbury: St Martin’s Church from the South-East, with the Cathedral in the Distance c.1798
D00663
Turner Bequest XXVII B
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 249 x 432 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘x’ above centre and ‘s’ below centre in the drawing
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXVII – B’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a study for one of the set of views at Salisbury commissioned by Sir Richard Colt Hoare from Turner in about 1795, being the second subject on Colt Hoare’s list (Tate D36332; Turner Bequest CCCLXVIII A). The finished watercolour developed from this drawing is in the British Museum, London.1
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.322 no.207, reproduced.
Technical notes:
The incidental strip of blue colour along the top edge of the sheet indicates that another study, perhaps fully coloured, was made on the same sheet and cut off. There is a brown paint smear at the top left.
Verso:
Blank; some dust staining; not stamped.

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Salisbury: St Martin’s Church from the South-East, with the Cathedral in the Distance c.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-st-martins-church-from-the-south-east-with-the-r1174089, accessed 22 September 2021.