Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ruins of Dryburgh Abbey

1831

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26056
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 74

Catalogue entry

With the book inverted is a sketch of ruins that Gerald Finley has identified as Dryburgh Abbey,1 although precisely which part of the abbey this sketch depicts is uncertain. There are further close-up studies of Dryburgh on folios 71 verso–73 verso (D26055–D26059; CCLXVII 73a–75a); see also folio 9 (D25942; CCLXVII 9) for more information about Turner’s visit to Dryburgh.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

1
Finley 1972, p.382 note 137.

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