Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dryburgh Abbey

c.1832

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 79 x 149 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Bequeathed by Beresford Rimington Heaton 1940
Reference
N05241

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Early in 1831 Turner was commissioned to supply the illustrations for a new edition of Sir Walter Scott's 'Poetical Works'. In the summer of that year he travelled to Scotland, and in the Border country made numerous sketches which he later adapted into finished watercolours, such as this one of Dryburgh Abbey. The watercolour was engraved by William Miller in 1833, and published as a frontispiece to volume five of the 'Poetical Works'.

Gallery label, August 2004

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