Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ross-on-Wye: The Market Hall

1795

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 264 x 203 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00621
Turner Bequest XXVI 67

Catalogue entry

Another view of the market place at Ross on Wye is folio 54 recto (D00609; Turner Bequest XXVI 55). It is not known which of the two subjects was commissioned as a watercolour by ‘Mr Lambirt’ (see the list of ‘Order’d Drawings’, D40557). The bust in a cartouche on the wall of the Market Hall is that of Charles II, during whose reign the Hall was built (1660–74).1
1
See Nikolaus Pevsner, Herefordshire, The Buildings of England, Harmondsworth 1963, p.279.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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