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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ruins of Church 1834

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 85 Verso:
Ruins of Church 1834
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 85a
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 181 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is one of five sketches of an unidentified ruined church or abbey in this sketchbook (see folio 64 verso; D26220 for references). This view down the nave to what may be the eastern end is similar in composition to the sketch on folio 64 verso, which may be the view in the opposite direction.
There is a brown mark at the left of the page.

Thomas Ardill
January 2011

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Ruins of Church 1834 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 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-ruins-of-church-r1136183, accessed 27 July 2017.