Joseph Mallord William Turner

Netley Abbey, Hampshire: The Interior of the Ruins, with Several Figures

1795

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 264 x 204 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00430
Turner Bequest XXIV 23

Catalogue entry

Another view of the ruins of Netley Abbey is on folio 22 recto (D00429), under which a possible commission to make views of Netley, perhaps for Sir Harry Crichton, is discussed. No finished watercolour of the subject is known, however.
The ruins formed a subject popular with the Picturesque viewmakers. They attracted sightseers while Turner was there, as shown in this drawing.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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