Joseph Mallord William Turner
Bath Abbey from the North-East 1791

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Bath Abbey from the North-East
Date 1791
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 360 x 285 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00113
Turner Bequest VII F
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Catalogue entry

Turner had made studies of Bath Abbey and details of its decoration in the Bristol and Malmesbury sketchbook (Tate D00087, D00089; Turner Bequest VI 13, 14). The general view on the latter sheet provided the basis for this composition.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed in a later hand ‘5’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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