Joseph Mallord William Turner Bath Abbey and Surrounding Buildings 1791

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Bath Abbey and Surrounding Buildings
From Bristol and Malmesbury Sketchbook
Turner Bequest VI
Date 1791
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 263 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00089
Turner Bequest VI 14
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Catalogue entry

Drawn with the page turned vertically, and incorporating details of mouldings, etc., this was used as a basis for the watercolour view, Tate D00113 (Turner Bequest VII F). Further details of the Abbey are studied on folio 13 recto (D00087).
Technical notes:
The missing upper right corner of page has been made up.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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