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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Ruins of the Holy Ghost Chapel, Basingstoke 1811

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 249 Verso:
The Ruins of the Holy Ghost Chapel, Basingstoke 1811
Turner Bequest CXXIII 246a
Pencil on white wove writing paper, 75 x 117 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The view is from the south, at about the point where the railway now runs east-west through Basingstoke. The houses on Chapel Hill may have survived until the northwards expansion of the town in the 1960s.1
There is a similar view on folio 250 recto opposite (D08800; CXXIII 247). For other sketches made at the site, see under folio 244 recto (D08791; CXXIII 241).

Matthew Imms
June 2011

For vintage and modern photographs see ‘Chapel Hill’ and ‘Holy Ghost Ruins, Chapel Hill’ at ‘The Willis Museum, Basingstoke’, Hantsweb, accessed 23 March 2011, respectively http://www3.hants.gov.uk/museum/willis-museum/local-studies-willis/basingstoke-then/then-10.htm and http://www3.hants.gov.uk/museum/willis-museum/local-studies-willis/basingstoke-then/then-3.htm.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘The Ruins of the Holy Ghost Chapel, Basingstoke 1811 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-ruins-of-the-holy-ghost-chapel-basingstoke-r1137278, accessed 28 November 2021.