Joseph Mallord William Turner

Kirkstall Abbey from Bramley Fall Lock

1809

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 186 × 231 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D12256
Turner Bequest CLV 15

Catalogue entry

One of six Kirkstall subjects from this sketchbook, this sketch records a distant view of Kirkstall Abbey from the west, at Bramley Fall Lock on the Leeds to Liverpool Canal, with the River Aire below to the left.
For the Leeds to Liverpool Canal in this sketchbook see D12257; Turner Bequest CLV 16; and for Kirkstall Abbey see D12254; Turner Bequest CLV 13.
Verso:
Not visible since stuck down, but possibly inscribed by ?one of the Executors of the Turner Bequest in pencil ?‘Sched 164.2’. The majority of pages from this sketchbook are similarly inscribed (for the significance of this see notes to D12241, D12244; Turner Bequest CLV 2, 4a).

David Hill
June 2009

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