Joseph Mallord William Turner

Romsey Abbey from the South-West

1795

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 204 x 264 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00412
Turner Bequest XXIV 6

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.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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