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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Wells: Part of the Bishop's Palace 1795

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Recto:
Wells: Part of the Bishop’s Palace 1795
Turner Bequest XXV 2
Pencil on white wove paper, 205 x 130 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Iyy’ (sic for ‘Ivy’) within the drawing centre right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in blue ink ‘2’ bottom right, descending vertically, and ‘295’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XXV 2’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The sketch was made with the page turned vertically.
Technical notes:
Part of John Ruskin’s inscription on his wrapper for the sketchbook, recorded by Finberg, read ‘5 leaves taken out which were burnt at the edge’;1 this refers to folios 1 recto–5 recto (D00462–D00466).
Finberg 1909, I, p.43; see also p.44.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Wells: Part 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-wells-part-of-the-bishops-palace-r1140782, accessed 24 June 2022.