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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner St David's: Part of the Ruins of the Bishop's Palace 1795

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 35 Recto:
St David’s: Part of the Ruins of the Bishop’s Palace 1795
Turner Bequest XXVI 35
Pencil on white wove paper, 203 x 264 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘35’ bottom right, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XXVI 35’ bottom left, descending vertically
This is a view taken from inside the grand ruins of the Bishop’s Palace, with an incongruous feature that will have appealed to Turner: the thatched cottage constructed from ancient masonry and used as a dwelling. The tower in the centre background is that of St Mary’s College. A drawing of the Palace gate is on folio 40 recto (D00593; Turner Bequest XXVI 39); see also folios 36 recto and 37 recto (D00589, D00590).
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
Blank; inscribed by ?John Ruskin in pencil ‘11’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘St David’s: Part of the Ruins of the Bishop’s Palace 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-st-davids-part-of-the-ruins-of-the-bishops-palace-r1140915, accessed 17 January 2022.