Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Ground Plan of Fountains Abbey

1816

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 179 x 254 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D09837
Turner Bequest CXXXIV 42

Catalogue entry

Finberg was right to suggest this as a plan of Fountains Abbey,1 although it is very slight and rather inaccurate, almost as though done from memory or by an amateur companion of the artist’s (conceivably a member of Walter Fawkes’s Yorkshire household; see the sketchbook’s Introduction). There is a rather more detailed version on folio 41 recto (D09838; Turner Bequest CXXXIV 43).
1
Finberg 1909, I, p.382.
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
July 2014

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