Joseph Mallord William Turner

Whalley Abbey: Arches of the Dormitory

1799

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 79 × 130 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D02005
Turner Bequest XLVI 9 a

Catalogue entry

Drawn with the page turned horizontally, the subject is continued on folio 10 recto opposite (D02006). The extant ribs of the fifteenth-century dormitory vault (see also folio 8 recto; D02003) provide one of the most striking features of the ruins of the fourteenth-century Cistercian abbey.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

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