Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ruins by a River

1808

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 108 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07221
Turner Bequest CVI 72 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the sketchbook inverted. The subject is unidentified. The building, which seems to lack a roof, looks more like a house than an abbey. It stands behind a wall with a river in the foreground. It is probably also drawn on folios 76 verso, 77 verso and 79 verso (D07223, D07225, D07229; Turner Bequest CVI 73a, 74a, 76a).

David Blayney Brown
July 2010

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