Joseph Mallord William Turner

Rievaulx Abbey: Part of the Ruins from the West

1801

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 115 x 164 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02784
Turner Bequest LIV 102 a

Catalogue entry

The drawing is inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation. Other views of Rievaulx are on the versos of folios 103, 104, 105 and 106, and 108 recto (D02786, D02788, D02790, D02792, D02795). There is a further drawing of the ruins on folio 1 recto (D02614), under which the subject is discussed.
Technical notes:
Finberg noted a ‘Leaf cut out’ after this page, which is probably now bound as folio 108 (D02795);1 it is one of the Rievaulx subjects mentioned above.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
See Finberg 1909, pp.139, 140.

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