Joseph Mallord William Turner

New Abbey, near Dumfries

1831

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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
D25850
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 45 a

Catalogue entry

This faint sketch shows New Abbey and Criffell near Dumfries. However, the abbey and hill are separate sketches as New Abbey (only the tower of which is portrayed) is seen from the north-west (judging by the position of the two gables), so the hill should appear more to the right. A serpentine line below the abbey indicates the river New Abbey Pow. Of all the New Abbey sketches in this book the ones closest to this are on folio 49 (D25857).
See folio 46 (D25851) for other views of New Abbey.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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