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

Joseph Mallord William Turner Study of Foliage and a Turret at Battle Abbey, after Michael Angelo Rooker 1792

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Study of Foliage and a Turret at Battle Abbey, after Michael Angelo Rooker 1792
D00192
Turner Bequest XVII Q
Pencil and watercolour on white laid card, 140 x 121 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom left
Stamped in black ‘XVII Q’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Stylistically similar to Tate D00193 (Turner Bequest XVII R), though on a slightly different support, this is also copied from the 1792 view of Battle Abbey gatehouse by Michael ‘Angelo’ Rooker (1746–1801; Royal Academy, London). There are related colour notes on the verso (D40231).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Study of Foliage and a Turret at Battle Abbey, after Michael Angelo Rooker 1792 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-study-of-foliage-and-a-turret-at-battle-abbey-after-michael-r1140325, accessed 22 October 2014.