Joseph Mallord William Turner

Melrose Abbey: The Ruins with Neighbouring Buildings, Seen from the East

1797

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 274 x 370 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01020
Turner Bequest XXXV 18

Catalogue entry

The subject was drawn with the page turned horizontally. For Turner’s work at Melrose see under folio 22 recto (D01019; Turner Bequest XXXV 16) and also folio 23 recto (D40551; Turner Bequest XXXV 17). Two other drawings are in the contemporary North of England sketchbook (Tate D00969, D00970; Turner Bequest XXXIV 60, 61).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed in brown ink by Ruskin ‘100’ (circled in pencil); and in a later hand in pencil ‘24’ (another inscribed ‘24’ in blue crayon has been deleted); and by A.J. Finberg ‘141.18’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

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