This work depicts the west front of Salisbury Cathedral.
Salisbury Cathedral by Albert Goodwin, c. 1900
© The Salisbury Museum
- Pencil, pen & brown ink, watercolour & body colour
- 17.8 x 25.2 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,700 ( Total: £3,700)
- Acquired in:
- Roderic Bullough
It gives a vivid impression of the rich detail on the face of the Cathedral, the west front is shown in sunshine, yet behind the building dark clouds are gathering and there is a rainbow suggesting unsettled weather. This watercolour is a good example of Turners influence on Goodwin, both in terms of style and subject matter. Salisbury Museum has a strong collection of artworks representing the cathedral, including four pictures by Turner.
Lyndon Goodwin Harris Collection; Christies, 2007; Roderic Bullough.