Joseph Mallord William Turner

Netley Abbey, Hampshire

?1832

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23589
Turner Bequest CCLII 36 a

Catalogue entry

Turner devoted this page to small sketches of the overgrown ruins of Netley Abbey, located about five miles south-east of Southampton. Particular attention has been paid to the way in which crumbling walls are positioned in relation to surrounding woodland. The abbey was the subject of particular study in this sketchbook, and recurs on multiple pages; see folio 32 verso (D23581; Turner Bequest CCLII 32a) for the main entry on this site.

John Chu
April 2014

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