Joseph Mallord William Turner

Kirkstall Abbey and Bridge

1808

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 109 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07272
Turner Bequest CVII 15

Catalogue entry

Hill describes this and other views of the abbey from the bridge over the River Aire, folios 16 and 21 (D07273, D07278), as the ‘most interesting’ in the sketchbook, showing the influence of Turner’s late friend Thomas Girtin who had painted the abbey from the bridge (Victoria and Albert Museum, London).
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
October 2010

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