Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25960
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 18

Catalogue entry

This sketch of Abbotsford from the south court includes two figures talking next to the gate of the courtyard. Gerald Finley has identified these as Sir Walter Scott (presumably the figure in white)1 and either Robert Cadell or William Laidlaw, Scott’s secretary.2
See folio 16 verso (D25957; CCLXVII 16a) for references to all of Turner’s sketches of Abbotsford.
1
See folio 83; D26078; CCLXVII 85 for other instances where Scott is distinguished by wearing white.
2
Finley 1972, between p.368 note 61; Finley 1980, p.162.
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Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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