Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ruins of Dryburgh Abbey

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 113 × 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26055
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 73 a

Catalogue entry

The rough sketch on this page, which come between more easily identifiable sketches of Dryburgh Abbey, is similar in style to sketches on folios 70 verso, 72 and 73 verso (D26053, D26056, D26059; CCLXVII 72a, 74 and 75a). Presumably, it also depicts part of the abbey as Gerald Finley has suggested.1

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

1
Finley 1972, p.382 note 137.

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