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
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).

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.