Joseph Mallord William Turner

Battle Abbey Gatehouse Seen through Trees

c.1806–10

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Chalk and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 128 × 201 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D05665
Turner Bequest XCI 48

Catalogue entry

Rather than Herstmonceux Castle, as stated by Finberg, this must be a further view of Battle Abbey of which a group of drawings probably begins on folio 45 of the sketchbook (D05662). In pencil annotations to a copy of Finberg now in Tate’s Library, Edward Croft-Murray suggested that the present drawing includes ‘Battle Abbey Gatehouse’.
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
March 2011

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