Joseph Mallord William Turner

Fonthill: The Abbey Seen from the South-West, beyond Trees

1799

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 333 x 433 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02180
Turner Bequest XLVII 3

Catalogue entry

The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally, probably from the viewpoint of Pine Lawn. There is a brief continuation of another Fonthill view on the verso (D31264).
Technical notes:
The sheet appears to have been affected by flooding, presumably in the Tate Gallery incident of 1928. For a proposed sequence for the leaves of the disbound Fonthill sketchbook, with this page as folio 27, see the Introduction.
Verso:
Blank

Andrew Wilton
March 2013

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