Joseph Mallord William Turner

Kirkstall Abbey: The South-East View of the Ruins, from the River Aire

1797

In Tate Britain

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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
D00922
Turner Bequest XXXIV 16

Catalogue entry

A finished watercolour was made for Edward Lascelles, junior, and paid for on 15 March 1798.1 It is now in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.2
The subject is drawn with the page turned horizontally. For other drawings made at Kirkstall, see under folio 11 recto (D00916; Turner Bequest XXXIV 10a).
1
See Hill 1985, p.34.
2
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.324 no.224, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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