Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dunblane Cathedral from the North, with Allan Water to the Right


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 184 x 114 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest LVI 145 a

Catalogue entry

The subject is continued on folio 148 recto opposite (D03198; Turner Bequest LVI 146). A slightly different view of the cathedral was made in the Smaller Fonthill sketchbook (Tate; Turner Bequest XLVIII, now largely dispersed); see the ‘Architectural and Other Subjects c.1797–1807’ section of this catalogue, where it is listed in the Smaller Fonthill book’s Introduction as no.39 (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford).1 It was used for Dumblain Abbey, Scotland, engraved in 1816 for the Liber Studiorum (Tate impressions: A01117, A01118); see the entry for the watercolour design, Tate D08157 (Turner Bequest CXVIII C).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

Luke Herrmann, Ruskin and Turner: A Study of Ruskin as a Collector of Turner, Based on his Gifts to the University of Oxford; Incorporating a Catalogue Raisonné of the Turner Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum, London 1968, p.91 no.70, pl.XLII e, as 1801; see also Finberg 1909, I, p.123.

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