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

Joseph Mallord William Turner View of the Ruins of Malmesbury Abbey from the South-East; Studies of Architectural Details (Bath Abbey) 1791

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 13 Recto:
View of the Ruins of Malmesbury Abbey from the South-East; Studies of Architectural Details (Bath Abbey) 1791
D00087
Turner Bequest VI 13
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 263 x 185 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘X The same onely [sic] | all plain’ top right and with numerals referring to ornament in the tower within the pencil drawing
Stamped in black ‘VI 13’ towards bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The watercolour of part of Malmesbury is the continuation of the view on the preceding page, folio 12 rectos (D00086). As noted by Finberg, the pencil studies, made with the page turned vertically, appear to be of Bath Abbey; see folio 14 recto (D00089).

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘View of the Ruins of Malmesbury Abbey from the South-East; Studies of Architectural Details (Bath Abbey) 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-view-of-the-ruins-of-malmesbury-abbey-from-the-south-east-r1140138, accessed 29 August 2014.