Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Ruined Castle or Abbey, with Hills beyond and Trees to the Left

1801

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 × 164 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02656
Turner Bequest LIV 37 a

Catalogue entry

Having made this rough sketch, inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation, Turner seems to have experimented with a more formal composition based on it, on folio 36 verso (D02654). Another view of the same building is on folio 38 recto (D02657).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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