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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Battle Abbey; the Dormitory c.1806-10

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 51 Recto:
Battle Abbey; the Dormitory circa 1806–10
D05668
Turner Bequest XCI 51
Pencil on cream wove paper, prepared with a buff wash, 128 x 201 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘51’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XCI 51’ bottom left, descending vertically
Blind-stamped with the Turner Bequest monogram, bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The identification of Battle Abbey was correctly given by Edward Croft-Murray in pencil annotations to a copy of Finberg now in Tate’s Library. This is the end wall of the Dormitory. For Battle Abbey in this sketchbook see notes to folio 45 (D05662).
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David Blayney Brown
March 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Battle Abbey; the Dormitory c.1806–10 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2011, 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-battle-abbey-the-dormitory-r1130979, accessed 20 June 2019.