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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Ballad-Seller's Stall 1793

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
A Ballad-Seller’s Stall 1793
Turner Bequest XIII F
Pencil on white wove paper, 108 x 137 mm; 212 x 137 mm
Watermark ‘WHATMAN’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Blue and yellow’ bottom right, and ‘WORCESTER | [?O] | LUDLOW | MAIL’ on poster on wall toward top left of drawing
Inscribed in red ink ‘XIII.F’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XIII F’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
As Finberg notes,1 the figure and details recorded in this study were used by Turner in the finished watercolour of Worcester Cathedral in the British Museum, London (Henderson Bequest).2
Finberg 1909, I, p.17.
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.308 no.67, pl.16.
Technical notes:
The sheet has been folded in half, with the upper part left blank.
Blank; stamped in black ink with Turner Bequest monogram

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘A Ballad-Seller’s Stall 1793 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-ballad-sellers-stall-r1141166, accessed 08 August 2022.