Joseph Mallord William Turner

St David’s: The Interior of the Cathedral, with Part of the Chancel and the Bishop’s Throne

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
D00589
Turner Bequest XXVI 36

Catalogue entry

The throne of Bishop de Gower, constructed in the early fourteenth century, is an exceptionally fine example of wood carving of the Decorated period, and one of the outstanding features of the Cathedral’s furnishings. See folios 40 recto and 41 recto (D00593, D00594; Turner Bequest XXVI 39, 40 of this book for other views in the interior of the Cathedral; also folios 35 recto and 37 recto (D00588, D00590).
Verso:
Blank; a slight stain of yellow pigment; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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