Joseph Mallord William Turner

Kirkstall Abbey: Interior of the Entrance to the Crossing, Looking East

1797

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 270 × 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00918
Turner Bequest XXXIV 12

Catalogue entry

David Hill notes1 that part of the tower and nave of the Abbey collapsed in 1779; Turner shows the resulting rubble in the foreground of this drawing. For other views taken at Kirkstall, see under folio 11 recto (D00916; Turner Bequest XXXIV 10a).
1
See Hill 1996, p.24.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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