Joseph Mallord William Turner

Kirkstall Abbey from Kirkstall Bridge

1808

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 109 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07273
Turner Bequest CVII 16

Catalogue entry

For the views of Kirkstall Abbey including the bridge in this sketchbook, see note to folio 15 (D07272). Here the view is from the bridge itself, which as Hill observes is closest to one painted earlier by Thomas Girtin (Victoria and Albert Museum, London). Hill illustrates a photograph of his own of a similar view as it appears today.1
1
Hill 2008, p.170 pl.134.
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
October 2010

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