Joseph Mallord William Turner

Malmesbury Abbey, seen beyond Trees and Buildings, from the North-West

1791

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 185 x 263 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00083
Turner Bequest VI 10

Catalogue entry

The study for a watercolour in a private collection,1 which may have been made on a leaf from this book; see also the slight sketch of this subject, folio 1 recto (D00072). Turner’s title for the subject appears in an inscription on the verso of this leaf (D00084). There are some adventitious smears of watercolour along the lower and right edges.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, pp.302–3 no.24, reproduced.

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