Joseph Mallord William Turner

Malmesbury: Near View of the Abbey Nave, Seen from the South

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: 229 x 332 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01256
Turner Bequest XXXVIII 7

Catalogue entry

Made with the page turned horizontally, this is one of a sequence of twelve drawings of Malmesbury in the present book; see under folio 2 recto (D01252; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 3). Compare studies of the principal ruin at Malmesbury in the contemporary Dynevor Castle sketchbook (Tate D01482–D01483, D01485–D01486; Turner Bequest XL 11a–12, 13a–14).
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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