Joseph Mallord William Turner

Melrose Abbey: The Exterior of the Ruins Seen from the West

1797

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 274 × 370 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D40551
Turner Bequest XXXV 17

Catalogue entry

The entry for this subject, drawn with the page turned horizontally, is omitted (presumably by oversight) from Finberg’s Inventory.1 For other drawings of Melrose, see folios 22 recto and 24 recto (D01019, D01020; Turner Bequest XXXV 16, 18), and two in the contemporary North of England sketchbook (Tate D00969, D00970; Turner Bequest XXXIV 60, 61).
1
See A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.75.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by John Ruskin in brown ink ‘99’ (circled in pencil); ?in a later hand in blue crayon ‘19’; and by A.J. Finberg in pencil ‘141.17’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

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