Joseph Mallord William Turner

Architectural Details of Melrose Abbey

1831

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25949
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 12 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned to the right are a series of studies of windows and architectural features of Melrose Abbey. At the top is part of the window of the south transept, and at the bottom of the page is part of the east window. Other sketches are of buttresses and niches. There are further studies of this nature on folio 13 verso (D25951; CCLXVII 13a). For more information on Turner’s visit to Melrose see folio 12 (D25948; CCLXVII 12).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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