Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Peers’ Ball at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

1822

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D17587
Turner Bequest CC 48

Catalogue entry

This drawing of a crowd of people is the second sketch of guests at the Peers’ Ball in Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms on 23 August 1822. The first sketch (folio 47; D17585) has been identified as showing the Supper Room, a temporary extension to the building, accessed through the second ball room, the windows of which were removed. In this sketch the crowd appear to be filing into the ballroom through one of the archways.

Thomas Ardill
September 2008

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