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The core of St Albans Abbey is an imposing twelfth-century nave with transepts; the Lady Chapel at the East end is of the thirteenth century. The Abbey became a cathedral only in 1877. A pencil drawing of the Abbey from the south-east corner was sold at Sotheby’s, London, 28 November 1922 (130, reproduced). Another, showing a Decorated window, is in the Victoria and Albert Museum (P 105–1922); there is a finished watercolour based on it, in the same collection.1 See also Tate D00345, D00346, D00385, D01100 and D01893 (Turner Bequest XXI R, S, XXIII K, XXXVI F, XLIV Q).
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, pp.307–8 no.62, reproduced.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed in a modern hand ‘14’.