Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ross-on-Wye: The Market Place

1795

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 203 x 264 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00609
Turner Bequest XXVI 55

Catalogue entry

Another view of Ross market place is folio 65 recto (D00621; Turner Bequest XXVI 67). A view of ‘Ross Market House’ was ordered by ‘Mr Lambirt’ (see the list of ‘Order’d Drawings’, D40557); no watercolour of the subject is known.
Finberg noted that this leaf ‘was cut out and loose’, conjecturing that this was its correct position in the book.1 It is not certain whether the ‘Street Scene’ in the Loan Collection lists is to be identified with this drawing, but the sheet has evidently been on exhibition; witness the severe burning of the paper by light.
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.52.
Technical notes:
The sheet is discoloured from prolonged display.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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