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 , such as this one of Dryburgh Abbey. The watercolour was 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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