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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Salisbury: The Old Market House 1795

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 21 Recto:
Salisbury: The Old Market House 1795
Turner Bequest XXIV 21
Pencil on white wove paper, 204 x 264 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘B’ within the drawing
Stamped in black ‘XXIV 21’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is the basis for a finished watercolour executed for Sir Richard Colt Hoare (1758–1838) (Cooper Art Gallery, Barnsley).1 The old Market House was replaced in 1859 by a building which has itself been largely rebuilt.
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. Gothic details are noted separately above the roofline at the centre and to the right.
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.323 no.212.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Salisbury: The Old Market House 1795 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-salisbury-the-old-market-house-r1141006, accessed 23 October 2021.