Joseph Mallord William Turner

St David’s: The Entrance to the Great Hall of the Bishop’s Palace

c.1795

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Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 411 x 257 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00688
Turner Bequest XXVIII C

Catalogue entry

This is based on a drawing in the South Wales sketchbook (Tate D00593; Turner Bequest XXVI 39). It is possibly the beginning of the drawing commissioned by Mr Lambert (see the list of ‘Order’d Drawings’ near the front of the South Wales book, Tate D40557).
Technical notes:
The colour has been applied over a washed grey ground in the lower half of the drawing. This grey underpainting recurs on Tate D00687 (Turner Bequest XXVIII B), a sheet of the same dimensions.
Verso:
The sheet has been recently laid down.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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