Joseph Mallord William Turner

Alnwick Abbey: The Gatehouse

1797

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 270 x 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00949
Turner Bequest XXXIV 42

Catalogue entry

The gateway is all that remains of the Premonstratensian house founded by Eustace FitzJohn in 1147, and suppressed under Thomas Cromwell in 1539. It now stands isolated in a field. In Turner’s time some other buildings had survived and he included a glimpse of them to the left of this study of the gatehouse itself. The right-hand side of the composition was not developed.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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