Joseph Mallord William Turner

Sawley Abbey, near Clitheroe

1816

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 173 × 260 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11559
Turner Bequest CXLVIII 22

Catalogue entry

This is the right half of a double-page spread, continued from folio 40 verso (D11558; Turner Bequest CXLVIII 21a, now bound opposite), depicting Sawley Abbey in a view looking up the River Ribble from the south near Beck House. Turner sketched other views of Sawley in the Yorkshire 2 sketchbook (Tate D11336, D11337; Turner Bequest CXLV 169a, 170a).
For Sawley Abbey see D11558.

David Hill
May 2009

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