5 June 2003
Joseph Mallord William Turner, R.A. (1775-1851) and Thomas Girtin (1775-1802)
Interior of Raglan Castle, South Wales
with inscription 'Raglan Castle' (on the reverse) and with a further inscription 'Early drawing by J.M.W Turner/Given to J.P. by W. Wells' (on a fragment of an old label)
pencil and blue and grey wash
10 3/8 x 8 in. (26.4 x 20.3 cm.)
Probably William Frederick Wells by whom given to Dr J. Percy.
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It has been suggested that the present drawing may date from circa 1796.
We are grateful to Andrew Wilton for his help in preparing this catalogue entry.
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