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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Malmesbury Abbey, seen beyond Trees and Buildings, from the North-West 1791

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Recto:
Malmesbury Abbey, seen beyond Trees and Buildings, from the North-West 1791
D00083
Turner Bequest VI 10
Pencil on white wove paper, 185 x 263 mm
Stamped in black ‘VI 10’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The study for a watercolour in a private collection,1 which may have been made on a leaf from this book; see also the slight sketch of this subject, folio 1 recto (D00072). Turner’s title for the subject appears in an inscription on the verso of this leaf (D00084). There are some adventitious smears of watercolour along the lower and right edges.

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, pp.302–3 no.24, reproduced.

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Malmesbury Abbey, seen beyond Trees and Buildings, 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-seen-beyond-trees-and-buildings-from-the-r1140133, accessed 22 November 2014.