Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ely: The Bishop’s Palace Seen from the South, with the West Tower and Transept of the Cathedral Beyond

1794

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 276 x 216 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00372
Turner Bequest XXII S

Catalogue entry

Turner’s interest here is concentrated on the Picturesque buildings of the Bishop’s Palace; the cathedral is suggested only by a few faint lines. Tate D00351 (Turner Bequest XXI X), although very slight, has a similar focus.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in black ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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