Not on display

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
D25963
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 20

Catalogue entry

Continued from folio 19 verso (D25962; CCLXVII 19a) is the view of Kelso with the abbey that Turner used as the basis of his watercolour, Kelso circa 1832 (whereabouts unknown),1 engraved for volume 3 of Sir Walter Scott’s Poetical Works. The abbey itself is shown at the left of the present page with the octagonal-roofed Parish Church. These buildings are reflected in the River Tweed below, the southern bank of which is shown in the foreground at the left.
See folio 19 verso for more information on Turner’s visit to Kelso.
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.427 no.1074.
Verso:
Blank

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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