Joseph Mallord William Turner

St Agatha’s Abbey, Easby, from the West

1816

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 125 × 206 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11475
Turner Bequest CXLVII 22

Catalogue entry

Turner here records the view of St Agatha’s Abbey, Easby, from the west, returning towards Richmond. The subject is continued to the left in a few pencil marks on folio 21 verso opposite (D40841). For the abbey see folio 21 recto (D11474).
Turner sketched similar views in the Yorkshire 2 and Yorkshire 5 sketchbooks (Tate D11225–D11226; Turner Bequest CXLV 112a–113, and Tate D11546; Turner Bequest CXLVIII 14a), which accompanied him on the same tour.
Verso:
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David Hill
February 2009

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