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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Malmesbury Abbey from the North-West 1791

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 21 Recto:
Malmesbury Abbey from the North-West 1791
D00103
Turner Bequest VI 21
Pencil and pen and brown ink on white wove paper, 170 x 222 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Ash’, ‘Elm’, ‘Willow’, ‘Apple’ and with colour initials within drawing
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘21’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘VI 21’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A partly coloured version of the subject, dating from 1792, is in the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (D.2.1894).1
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Not in Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979.
Technical notes:
The leaf has been torn along the left-hand edge and cut down by hand along the others from its original 185 x 263 mm; it is tipped onto a broad stub.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Malmesbury Abbey from the North-West 1791 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-malmesbury-abbey-from-the-north-west-r1140154, accessed 25 July 2014.