Like folio 63 verso (D26039; CCLXVII 65a), which formed the basis of Turner’s watercolour of Jedburgh Abbey circa 1832 (Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati),1 this view of the abbey, made with the book inverted, is from the south. Rather than being from the stone bridge, however, this sketch is from further away across the Jed Water. The tower of the seventeenth-century Parish Church (no longer extant) is at the left of the abbey and there is a path or road in the foreground. The sketch on folio 76 (D26064; CCLXVII 78) is a similar view.
At the top left of the page is a sketch of Jedburgh Castle Jail, probably taken from the same place, but looking in the opposite direction. There is another slightly more detailed sketch of the jail on folio 76.
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.427 no.1072.
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