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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.
J.E. Fordham, Milbourn Bury near Royston, England; Inherited by F.N. Fordham, Royston, England; Inherited by A.R. Fordham Royston, England; (Christies London, England) 12 July 1918; Mr. Eccles; (Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London, England); sold to (John Mitchell, London) in 1955; Purchased for the John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, with funds from the Lilly family, in 1955.