Joseph Mallord William Turner St David’s: The Ruins of St Mary’s Chapel and the Entrance to Bishop Vaughan’s Chapel 1795

Artwork details

Artist
Title
St David’s: The Ruins of St Mary’s Chapel and the Entrance to Bishop Vaughan’s Chapel
From South Wales Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XXVI
Date 1795
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
D00590
Turner Bequest XXVI 37
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Catalogue entry

The great square tower of the cathedral with its pinnacles of c.1500 is visible in the top right corner of this view, which records the state of the building prior to its restoration by John Nash and, later, by Giles Gilbert Scott.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘734’; and in a later hand in pencil ‘43’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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