After Joseph Mallord William TurnerDryburgh Abbey 1834

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Artist
After Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775‑1851)
Title
Dryburgh Abbey
Date 1834
MediumLine engraving on paper
Dimensionsimage: 80 x 148 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1988
Reference
T05141
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The publisher of Scott's Poetical Works, Robert Cadell, commissioned Turner to illustrate these new volumes. Cadell and
Sir Walter Scott collaborated in choosing
a number of subjects for Turner to illustrate. They even accompanied Turner on some
of the sketching trips in Scotland in
1831, where material for this project
was collected.

 

Dryburgh Abbey was one of the many interesting spots close to the Border picked for Turner to illustrate. Here Turner shows the ruined abbey in a panorama which allows him to include the sweeping loop
of the River Tweed.

 

June 2002

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