Joseph Mallord William Turner

Kirkstall Abbey: The Chapter House

1797

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 210 × 270 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00917
Turner Bequest XXXIV 11

Catalogue entry

The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. A finished watercolour of the subject (usually known as The Crypt, Kirkstall, or Kirkstall Refectory) is currently untraced.1 Turner made an exceptionally large number of drawings at Kirkstall; see under folio 11 recto (D00916; Turner Bequest XXXIV 10a).
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, pp.325–6 no.235, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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