- (?) Edward Hawke Locker (1777-1849) after Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851)
- The Gateway of Great Malvern Priory
- 1795 - 1796
- Medium and Support
- Graphite and watercolour on wove paper
- 31 × 18.1 cm, 12 ¼ × 7 in
- Subject Terms
- Gothic Architecture: Town and Domestic Fortifications
- Catalogue Number
- Girtin & Loshak Number
- 90 as 'Great Malvern Priory Gateway'; by Thomas Girtin 'After Turner'; '1794–5'
- Description Source(s)
- Viewed in 2001 and March 2023
Sir Michael Ernest Sadler (1861-1943); Thos. Agnew & Sons, 1945; bought by Sir Robert Clermont Witt (1872–1952) for £120; bequeathed to the Gallery, 1952
Agnew’s, 1945, no.35, £140 as ’The gate-house’ by Thomas Girtin; Agnew’s, 1953a, no.2 as by Thomas Girtin
- 1 Of the two versions, it is the work now in a private collection that is the likeliest to have been the source for this copy. The presence of what looks like two water pipes coming out from the top left of the gateway in both the copy and the slightly larger Turner watercolour certainly points that way.
- 2 Paul Oppé (1878–1957), I suspect, was even further off the mark when he suggested that rather than being a copy, the work is actually by Turner and that it was sketched by him on the spot (Girtin Archive, 27).
- 3 The third work, marked on the plan as ‘Forum / Rome / Girtin’ has not been traced.
- 4 Turner’s 'Malvern Priory' appeared at the same sale of Locker’s collection as the three works by Girtin, together with three more watercolours by Turner (Exhibitions: Christie’s, 15 June 1844).
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