The composition is continued to the right on folio 13 recto (D00087). Another version of the view is Tate D00112 (Turner Bequest VII E) which was perhaps originally a leaf from this sketchbook. A finished watercolour of the subject is in the Bury Art Gallery.1 Finberg notes that ‘the only colours used are Indian Ink, brown, gamboge [yellow] and blue.’
Wilton 1979, p.303 no.26, reproduced.
The Whatman paper of which this sheet is made is different from the rest of the book.
Blank; inscribed by Turner in pen and brown ink ‘South East View of | Malmsbury Abbey 1791’ right centre, descending vertically; stamped in black ink with Turner Bequest monogram bottom left.