Joseph Mallord William Turner

Calder Abbey

1809

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 116 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07572
Turner Bequest CX 31

Catalogue entry

The ruins of the twelfth-century Cistercian abbey of Calder are reached by a footpath about half a mile from Calder Bridge, which Turner drew on folio 33 of the sketchbook (D07575). Turner passed through Calder Bridge on his way south from Whitehaven and Egremont, as in the itinerary on folio 1 (D07538). This sketch focuses on the remains of the tower; it appears to be looking from the north. Another view of the abbey is folio 32 (D07573).
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
August 2009

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