King Edgar's Gate, Worcester

 
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Creation date
Materials
watercolor over pencil on white paper
Mark Descriptions
signed in ink C.R.: Turner Artist | watermark: J WHATMAN
Dimensions
12 1/16 x 16 1/2 in
Credit line
Gift in memory of Evan F. Lilly
Accession number
55.23
Collection
Not Currently On View

This gateway, legendarily attributed to the Anglo-Saxon King Edgar, has served as the entrance to the precincts of Worcester Cathedral since the fourteenth century.

With a typical nod to the local economy, Turner shows draymen unloading barrels, which may well have contained vinegar, the basic ingredient in Worcestershire sauce.

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