Joseph Mallord William Turner

Malmesbury Abbey from the North-East

1798

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 135 x 95 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01485
Turner Bequest XL 13 a

Catalogue entry

This close-up study of the ruins of Malmesbury Abbey is more substantial than the somewhat perfunctory one on folios 11 verso–12 recto (D01482–D01483). The subject is continued on folio 14 recto opposite (D01486), where a detail of Romanesque moulding is studied separately at the top right.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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