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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Architectural Details of Jedburgh Abbey 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 10 Verso:
Architectural Details of Jedburgh Abbey 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXV 10a
Pencil on white wove paper, 65 x 59 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook turned to the right is a page ripped in half and subsequently repaired at the bottom left. It contains four sketches of ecclesiastical architectural features. At the left are two sketches of arches, probably belonging to part of an arcade, and at the left there is the top of a column with its capital and vaulting above it. Beneath this is a shape that probably represents a detail for a capital.
Finberg has suggested that Turner’s inscription ‘Jed’ may indicate that these are sketches of Jedburgh Abbey.1 Another sketch on folio 11 verso (D25662) is probably also associated with this sketch. Folio 13 may also be a view of the abbey (D25664; Turner Bequest CCLXV 13). See also inside front cover (D41232).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

Finberg 1909, II, p.851, CCLXV 10a.

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Architectural Details of Jedburgh Abbey 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-architectural-details-of-jedburgh-abbey-r1134023, accessed 14 August 2020.