Joseph Mallord William Turner

Netley Abbey, Hampshire

?1832

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 114 × 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23580
Turner Bequest CCLII 32

Catalogue entry

This page is filled with sketches of the ruins of Netley Abbey, located about five miles south-east of Southampton. Particular attention has been paid to the effect of intricate Gothic ornament viewed through the trunks of saplings. The right-hand side of the page is features details of the nave windows and, beyond these, the exterior of the south transept. The abbey was the subject of particular study in this sketchbook, and recurs on multiple pages; see folio 32 verso (D23581; Turner Bequest CCLII 32a) for the main entry on this site.

John Chu
April 2014

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