Joseph Mallord William Turner

Shrewsbury: The Old Market House

1794

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 214 × 276 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00405
Turner Bequest XXIII e

Catalogue entry

C.F. Bell identified the building as the ‘Town Hall’; this is in fact the Old Market House, built in 1596 to a design by Walter Hancock.1
1
See Nikolaus Pevsner, Shropshire, The Buildings of England, Harmondsworth 1958, p.266.
Technical notes:
The sheet is folded vertically in the centre with the drawing only occupying the right half.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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