Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of Battle Abbey from the West

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
D05663
Turner Bequest XCI 46

Catalogue entry

See folio 45 of the sketchbook (D05662) for another view probably of the same scenery, identified by Finberg as Herstmonceux Castle and by Edward Croft-Murray as Pevensey Castle, but more likely to be Battle Abbey from the west. Here, the profile of the gatehouse seems clearer, upper left of centre.
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
March 2011

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