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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Studies of Gothic Architectural Details at Malmesbury Abbey and Lacock Abbey 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 85 Verso:
Studies of Gothic Architectural Details at Malmesbury Abbey and Lacock Abbey 1798
D01605
Turner Bequest XL 83a
Pencil on white wove paper, 135 x 95 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Malmesbury | Laycock’ bottom right, and ‘13’, ‘1¾’ and ‘2 H’ in the drawings
Inscribed in red ink ‘10’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XL – 83 a’ top right, upside down
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Mostly inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, the studies at the top of this group are details of Malmesbury Abbey; at top left is the detail of a moulding on a doorway in the cloister. Those below are from Lacock. Architectural historian Christopher Wilson has kindly confirmed these identifications.1
See between folios 5 verso–14 recto (D01470–D 01486), and folio 86 recto opposite (D01606; Turner Bequest XL 84), for drawings made at Malmesbury. For Lacock, see folios 87 recto, 87 verso–88 recto, 89 verso–90 recto (D01608–D01610, D01613–D01614; Turner Bequest XL 85, 85a–86, 87a–88), and the entry for D01609.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Personal communication.

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Studies of Gothic Architectural Details at Malmesbury Abbey and Lacock Abbey 1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-studies-of-gothic-architectural-details-at-malmesbury-abbey-r1173844, accessed 22 January 2018.