West Window, Worcester Cathedral

 
Artist
Creation date
Materials
pencil on white paper
Dimensions
19 x 14 in. (frame)
Credit line
Gift in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Hugo O. Pantzer by their children
Accession number
72.167
Collection
Not Currently On View

Having learned how to heighten the grandeur of a building by drawing it from a low vantage point, Turner aggrandized this view by sketching it from the banks of the River Severn in July 1793.

Back in his bedroom-studio above his father's barbershop in Covent Garden, Turner used this drawing as the model for a watercolor now in the British Museum.

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