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Cross at the Entrance to Hereford

Joseph M. Turner (English, 1775-1851)


The White Cross was erected on the outskirts of Hereford in 1370 to commemorate the end of the Black Death and to mark the point beyond which merchants were prohibited to approach the plague-stricken city.

Employing the simple, standard formula of the 1790s, Turner added gray and yellow washes to his pencil drawing to indicate sunlit and shadowed surfaces.

Object Information

artist
Joseph M. Turner (English, 1775-1851)
creation date
1793
materials
pencil with yellow and gray washes on white paper
dimensions
10-5/8 x 8-1/4 in.
mark descriptions
inscribed in pencil, L.L.: Cross at the Entrance to Hereford
accession number
13.440
credit line
John Herron Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors