Joseph Mallord William Turner

Rievaulx Abbey from the North-West

1801

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 x 164 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02614
Turner Bequest LIV 1

Catalogue entry

This drawing belongs with the series of studies of Rievaulx now bound as the versos of folios 102, 103, 104, 105 and 106 (D02784, D02786, D02788, D02790, D02792); see also folio 108 recto (D02795). A detail of part of the Abbey ruins forms the subjects of one of the plates of the Liber Studiorum (see under Tate D08154; Turner Bequest CXVII Z); and much later in his career, Turner produced a watercolour of the abbey standing isolated in its valley, rather as here, for the Picturesque Views in England and Wales (York Art Gallery),1 engraved in 1827 (Tate impressions: T04503, T04504, T06071).
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.391 no.785.
Technical notes:
The leaf was not washed with the mauve-pink ground of the remainder of the book; other exceptions are folios 4, 106 and 107 (D02619–D02620, D02791–D02794).
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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