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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Abingdon 1802-3

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 22 Recto:
Abingdon 1802–3
Turner Bequest LXXVII 22
Pencil, with traces of watercolour, on white wove paper, 154 x 240 mm
Stamped in black ‘LXXVII – 22’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject appears to be Abingdon, of which there may be a further view on folio 24 of this sketchbook (D04762). For Turner’s view of Oxford and adjacent Thames valley see the Introduction to this sketchbook. The watercolour marks at the top and right margins of this leaf led Finberg to conclude that a preceding page or pages with coloured drawings had been cut out of the sketchbook, and that the terms of the Executors’ endorsement suggested ‘this was probably done before it came into possession of nation’.

David Blayney Brown
March 2004

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Abingdon 1802–3 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2004, 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-abingdon-r1133462, accessed 24 June 2024.