Joseph Mallord William Turner

Tynemouth Priory Seen from the South

1797–8

On loan

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust (Carlisle, UK): Turner - Northern Exposure

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 204 x 279 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00891
Turner Bequest XXXIII T

Catalogue entry

A study based on the coloured drawing of Tynemouth Priory seen from the south shore of Prior’s Haven in the North of England sketchbook (Tate D00942; Turner Bequest XXXIV 35), this sheet must have been worked on in the same sitting with that of Dunstanburgh Castle (Tate D00890; Turner Bequest XXXIII S), which uses similar paper and media, and is suffused with the same romantic energy.
Technical notes:
The sheet is creased and stained.
Verso:
Blank; oil stains correspond to the darker areas of the design on the recto.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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