Joseph Mallord William Turner

Tintern Abbey: The West Front

1792

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 271 x 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00133
Turner Bequest XII D

Catalogue entry

This study was used as the basis for the finished watercolour of about 1794, formerly in the Henderson collection (British Museum, London)1 and a replica (Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon).2
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.307 no.60, reproduced.
2
Ibid., p.307 no.61.
Verso:
Blank; rubbed and stained with red chalk and white body colour?

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

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