Joseph Mallord William Turner

Wolverhampton: The Parish Church of St Peter and Houses in High Green, with Market Stalls

1794

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 x 181 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00229
Turner Bequest XIX 21

Catalogue entry

The study is continued on folio 23 recto (D00230; Turner Bequest XIX 22). It was used for the finished watercolour of Woolverhampton, Staffordshire exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1796 (Wolverhampton Art Gallery).1 See several studies of fairground stalls in the Marford Mill sketchbook, which seem to relate to that watercolour, e.g. Tate D00270, D00273, D00276–D00278 (Turner Bequest XX 9, 11, 15, 15a, 16 recto).
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.315 no.139, pl.23 (colour).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in black ink with Turner Bequest monogram bottom left.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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