Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ruins of Dryburgh 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: 113 × 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26059
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 75 a

Catalogue entry

With the book inverted are two sketches made during Turner’s visit to Dryburgh Abbey. At the left is a continuation of a sketch on folio 74 (D26060; CCLXVII 76) of the view looking north from near the abbey, showing in this page the twisting route of the River Tweed. At the right of the page is a sketch of part of the ruins of the abbey.
See folio 9 (D25942; CCLXVII 9) for more information on Turner’s visit to Dryburgh Abbey.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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