Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bath Abbey from the North-East

1791

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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

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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