Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Jedburgh Abbey

1831

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 59 x 96 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25731
Turner Bequest CCLXV 48 a

Catalogue entry

Despite appearing in the sketchbook between depictions of Fast Castle (see folio 49 recto; D25732), this sketch of a towered building in a landscape does not match the ruined castle, and would appear to be another location. One possibility is Jedburgh Abbey, which has a square tower like this. Turner made several rough studies of parts of the abbey in this sketchbook (see inside front cover; D41232), and several more careful drawings of the abbey and town in the Abbotsford book (see Tate D26039; Turner Bequest CCLXVII 65a).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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