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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner St David's: The Entrance to the Great Hall of the Bishop's Palace c.1795

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
St David’s: The Entrance to the Great Hall of the Bishop’s Palace c.1795
D00688
Turner Bequest XXVIII C
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 411 x 257 mm
Stamped in black ‘XXVIII C’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is based on a drawing in the South Wales sketchbook (Tate D00593; Turner Bequest XXVI 39). It is possibly the beginning of the drawing commissioned by Mr Lambert (see the list of ‘Order’d Drawings’ near the front of the South Wales book, Tate D40557).
Technical notes:
The colour has been applied over a washed grey ground in the lower half of the drawing. This grey underpainting recurs on Tate D00687 (Turner Bequest XXVIII B), a sheet of the same dimensions.
Verso:
The sheet has been recently laid down.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘St David’s: The Entrance to the Great Hall of the Bishop’s Palace c.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-the-entrance-to-the-great-hall-of-the-bishops-r1141188, accessed 21 January 2022.