Joseph Mallord William Turner

Whalley Abbey: Part of the Cloister and the Dormitory from the West

1799

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 70 x 130 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02003
Turner Bequest XLVI 8

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the page turned horizontally, the subject is continued a little way onto folio 7 verso opposite (D02002). Turner made a series of drawings of the fourteenth-century Cistercian Abbey at Whalley in the contemporary Lancashire and North Wales sketchbook (Tate D01967, D01969, D01983, D01984; Turner Bequest XLV 34a, 35a, 43, 44), with a view to producing watercolours for engraving as illustrations to Dr Thomas Dunham Whitaker’s History of the Parish of Whalley.
Verso:
Blank; washed with a grey-green ground.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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