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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner York Minster from near Fishergate with the River Foss c.1816-18

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Recto:
York Minster from near Fishergate with the River Foss c.1816–18
D11977
Turner Bequest CLII 3
Pencil on white wove paper, 117 x 180 mm
Inscribed by an unknown hand in red ink ‘3’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in brown ‘CLII 3’ bottom left, descending vertically
An old annotation to a volume of Finberg’s Inventory in Tate’s Library identifies the subject more precisely as ‘York from Fishergate on right walls and Fishergate postern, in centre St Croix Tower on left walls of Castle, in distance towers of Minster’. Turner records the view looking northwards along the River Foss from near the present Fishergate bridge, close to the confluence of the Foss with the River Ouse. A weir, and possibly lock gates, can be seen in the middle distance, presumably built to maintain a steady head of water against the tidal Ouse.
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David Hill
September 2008

How to cite

David Hill, ‘York Minster from near Fishergate with the River Foss c.1816–18 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2008, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-york-minster-from-near-fishergate-with-the-river-foss-r1147004, accessed 28 January 2022.