Joseph Mallord William Turner

Malmesbury: Distant View of the Abbey from the North

1798

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 229 x 332 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01250
Turner Bequest XXXVIII 1

Catalogue entry

The view was made with the page turned horizontally. The England and Wales watercolour of about 1827 (private collection),1 engraved in 1829 (Tate impressions: T04538, T04539), was based on this drawing. See the notes to folios 2 recto and 3 recto (D01252, D01253; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 3, 4). For other views of Malmesbury on adjacent pages and elsewhere, see under D01252.
1
Wilton 1979, p.394 no.805, reproduced.
Technical notes:
There are yellow paint trials at the bottom right.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram and numbered in pencil ‘1’ (circled).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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