Joseph Mallord William Turner

Norham Castle; and Jedburgh Abbey

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 185 x 113 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26028
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 60

Catalogue entry

At the top of the page with the sketchbook turned to the left is a sketch that Gerald Finley has identified as Norham Castle,1 and beneath this a view which probably depicts Jedburgh Abbey. The Norham sketch (which shows the view from the south-east) was made, along with sketches on folio 57 verso (D26027; CCLXVII 59a), as Turner passed the castle at a distance from the road to the south (see folio 57 verso for further details). The view of Jedburgh Abbey is also from the south, and was made on the previous day (see folio 63 verso; D26039; CCLXVII 65a).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

1
Finley 1972, pp.367 note 54, 384 note 148.

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