Joseph Mallord William Turner

Rievaulx Abbey: The Ruins from the South

1801

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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
D02790
Turner Bequest LIV 105 a

Catalogue entry

The drawing is inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation. Rievaulx was to form the subject of several of Turner’s later works; for his studies in this sketchbook, see under folios 1 recto and 102 verso (D02614, D02784).
Technical notes:
The touches of white gouache used for highlights have oxidised and darkened.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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