Joseph Mallord William Turner, 'The Chancel and Crossing of Tintern Abbey, Looking towards the East Window' 1794

Joseph Mallord William Turner
The Chancel and Crossing of Tintern Abbey, Looking towards the East Window 1794
Pencil and watercolour on paper
support: 358 x 255 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856

Join Ruin Lust curator Amy Concannon for a tour of the exhibition as she traces the 18th-century craze for ruins through to the 19th century, observing the trend as it manifested itself in literature, art and tourism. The tour will focus on the prints of classical ruins by Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi, William Gilpin’s travel writing and the fame of Tintern Abbey, as well as the work of British artists inspired by the lust for ruins, such as JMW Turner, John Constable and John Sell Cotman

This event is related to the exhibition Ruin Lust