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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Winchester: The Butter Cross 1795

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 4 Recto:
Winchester: The Butter Cross 1795
Turner Bequest XXIV 4
Pencil on white wove paper, 264 x 204 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Winchester Cross’ bottom right, ‘KNAPP DRAPER [...] | [...]’ on shop left, and ‘[?‘I. BALL’ or ‘TRAIL’] Fish’ and ‘SAVAGE GROCER’ on shops right
Stamped in black ‘XXIV 4’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The Butter Cross, in Winchester High Street, dates from the early fifteenth century (though what we see today is the restoration of 1865 by George Gilbert Scott). A watercolour based on this study, probably drawn for the artist William Alexander (1767–1816), is in the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (D.84–1892);1 see the commission noted inside the back cover (D41253). This was engraved by J. Powell, 30 July 1800.
Wilton 1979, p.317 no.164, reproduced.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Winchester: The Butter Cross 1795 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, 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-winchester-the-butter-cross-r1140987, accessed 23 October 2021.