Joseph Mallord William Turner

Bolton Abbey, Wharfedale: The Ruined Choir from the South

1797

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 274 x 370 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01070
Turner Bequest XXXV 68

Catalogue entry

The subject was drawn with the page turned horizontally. A more developed drawing of this view, using watercolour, is Tate D08264 (Turner Bequest CXXI I). Compare the watercolour of about 1797 in a private collection.1
1
The Manning Gallery 1953–1966, London [?1966], reproduced p.16.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by Finberg ‘141.68’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

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