J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Abbotsford 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 17 Verso:
Abbotsford 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXVII 17a
Pencil on off-white wove writing paper, 113 x 185 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Across folios 17 verso–18 (D25959–D25960; CCLXVII 17a–18) are views of Abbotsford from the south-west. On the present page is a view of the southern half of the house from the drive. It continues slightly onto folio 18 with the arcaded garden wall that separates the northern half of the house. At the top of the page is a small sketch of a shield. This is probably a repeat of the shield above the porch entrance.
For references to all of Turner’s sketches of Abbotsford see folio 16 verso (D25957; CCLXVII 16a).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Abbotsford 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2009, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-abbotsford-r1134329, accessed 18 July 2019.