Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dryburgh Abbey

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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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
D25941
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 8 a

Catalogue entry

Continued from folio 9 (D25942; CCLXVII 9) with the sketchbook inverted is a view of Dryburgh Abbey from the south, used as the basis of Turner’s watercolour: Dryburgh Abbey circa 1832 (watercolour, Tate N05241).1 The present page shows the twist of the River Tweed to the east of the abbey.
With the sketchbook turned to the left from this picture is another view of the abbey. The subject is identifiable by comparison with folio 9 and it is possible to make out the gabled wall of the south transept.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.428 no.1078.

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