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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ross-on-Wye: The Market Hall 1795

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 65 Recto:
Ross-on-Wye: The Market Hall 1795
D00621
Turner Bequest XXVI 67
Pencil on white wove paper, 264 x 203 mm
Inscribed by A.J. Finberg in red ink ‘67’ top right
Stamped in black ‘XXVI 67’ bottom right
Another view of the market place at Ross on Wye is folio 54 recto (D00609; Turner Bequest XXVI 55). It is not known which of the two subjects was commissioned as a watercolour by ‘Mr Lambirt’ (see the list of ‘Order’d Drawings’, D40557). The bust in a cartouche on the wall of the Market Hall is that of Charles II, during whose reign the Hall was built (1660–74).1
1
See Nikolaus Pevsner, Herefordshire, The Buildings of England, Harmondsworth 1963, p.279.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Ross-on-Wye: The Market Hall 1795 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-ross-on-wye-the-market-hall-r1140946, accessed 24 November 2014.