Joseph Mallord William Turner

Abingdon: The Town Seen across the River Thames

1797–8

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 207 x 266 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02366
Turner Bequest L Y

Catalogue entry

Turner scholar C.F. Bell identified this subject as Abingdon1 (now in Oxfordshire, but formerly in Berkshire). For the dating of this drawing and contemporary views in the Oxford area, see under Tate D02358 (Turner Bequest L Q).
1
MS note ‘Abin[g]don. CFB’ by A.J. Finberg in his annotated, interleaved copy of Finberg 1909, Prints and Drawings Room, Tate Britain, vol.I, opposite p.128.
Technical notes:
The sheet has been folded vertically down the centre. It is one of a sequence of sixteen Yorkshire and other subjects included in the present subsection which were executed on uniform sheets of paper, as discussed and listed in the Introduction.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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