Salisbury Cathedral by Albert Goodwin

This work depicts the west front of Salisbury Cathedral.


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 Turner’s 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.

Venue details

The Salisbury Museum The King's House, 65 The Close, SALISBURY Wiltshire SP1 2EN 01722 332151

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