Joseph Mallord William Turner
Romsey Abbey from the South-West 1795

Artwork details

Romsey Abbey from the South-West
From Isle of Wight Sketchbook
Turner Bequest XXIV
Date 1795
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 204 x 264 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest XXIV 6
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Catalogue entry

Finberg tentatively identified the building as the chapel of St Cross, Winchester; C.F. Bell recognised it as Romsey Abbey. The foundation dates from the tenth century, and much of the present structure is of the twelfth. The building stands isolated from the town, very much as Turner shows it here.
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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