J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Bayham Abbey c.1806-10

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 82 Recto:
Bayham Abbey circa 1806–10
Turner Bequest XCI 82
Pencil on cream wove paper, prepared with a buff wash, 128 x 201 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘82’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XCI 82’ bottom left, descending vertically
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram, bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Rather than Bodiam Castle, for which see notes to folio 67 (D05694) for drawings in this sketchbook, these ruins belong to the thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Bayham Abbey of which views follow on folios 83–5 (D05700–D05702), as first observed by Edward Croft-Murray. Bayham Abbey, standing in grounds landscaped by Humphry Repton, is about two miles west of Lamberhurst.

David Blayney Brown
March 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Bayham Abbey c.1806–10 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2011, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-bayham-abbey-r1131010, accessed 25 May 2018.