Joseph Mallord William Turner

St David’s: Porch of the Great Hall of the Bishop’s Palace

1795

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 264 x 203 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00593
Turner Bequest XXVI 39

Catalogue entry

An unfinished watercolour of this subject is Tate D00688 (Turner Bequest XXVIII C). The dancing figures noted to the right of the gateway here may have given Turner the idea for the little scene that he added to the foreground of his exhibited view of Llandaff Cathedral (Tate D00686; Turner Bequest XXVIII A).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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