Joseph Mallord William Turner

Salisbury: The Old Market House

1795

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 204 x 264 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00428
Turner Bequest XXIV 21

Catalogue entry

This is the basis for a finished watercolour executed for Sir Richard Colt Hoare (1758–1838) (Cooper Art Gallery, Barnsley).1 The old Market House was replaced in 1859 by a building which has itself been largely rebuilt.
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. Gothic details are noted separately above the roofline at the centre and to the right.
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.323 no.212.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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