Joseph Mallord William Turner

Battle Abbey; the Gatehouse from Inside the Abbey Walls

c.1806–10

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Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 128 x 201 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05666
Turner Bequest XCI 49

Catalogue entry

This subject was correctly identified as Battle Abbey gatehouse by Edward Croft-Murray in pencil annotations to a copy of Finberg now in Tate’s Library. The gatehouse is seen from just inside the walls of the abbey. Another view of it is on folio 50 of the sketchbook (D05667). For Battle Abbey in this book see notes to folio 45 (D05662).
There are splashes of ink or grey wash on this leaf.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
March 2011

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