Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bolton Abbey from the South

c.1799

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 235 x 351 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D08264
Turner Bequest CXXI I

Catalogue entry

This study was developed from the slight sketch of Bolton ruins from the south that Turner made in his Tweed and Lakes sketchbook (Tate D01070; Turner Bequest XXXV 68). It is handled in an experimental manner similar to that shown in a study of Kirkstall Abbey (Tate D08263; Turner Bequest CXXI H), and probably dates from the same time, about 1799, though the support is a thicker, coarser paper that he also used on the 1797 tour in the park at Harewood (for which see the separate subsection).
Verso:
Blank; some blue paint splashes; not stamped.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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