J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ely: The Bishop's Palace Seen from the South, with the West Tower and Transept of the Cathedral Beyond 1794

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Ely: The Bishop’s Palace Seen from the South, with the West Tower and Transept of the Cathedral Beyond 1794
D00372
Turner Bequest XXII S
Pencil on white wove paper, 276 x 216 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXII S’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner’s interest here is concentrated on the Picturesque buildings of the Bishop’s Palace; the cathedral is suggested only by a few faint lines. Tate D00351 (Turner Bequest XXI X), although very slight, has a similar focus.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in black ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Ely: The Bishop’s Palace Seen from the South, with the West Tower and Transept of the Cathedral Beyond 1794 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-ely-the-bishops-palace-seen-from-the-south-with-the-west-r1141088, accessed 01 August 2014.