Joseph Mallord William Turner

Malmesbury: The 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: 229 × 332 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01254
Turner Bequest XXXVIII 5

Catalogue entry

The bridge in the foreground crosses a small tributary of the Avon, which sweeps in an arc round the town to its east and north. Drawn with the page turned horizontally, this is one of a sequence of twelve drawings of Malmesbury in this book; see under folio 2 recto (D01252; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 3).
Verso:
Blank, except for a slight continuation of the top of the market cross from the drawing on folio 9 recto opposite (D01255; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 6) ; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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