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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

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

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 54 Recto:
Battle Abbey; the South Block circa 1806–10
D05671
Turner Bequest XCI 54
Pencil and white chalk on cream wove paper, prepared with a buff wash, 128 x 201 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘54’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XCI 54’ 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. For Battle Abbey in this sketchbook see notes to folio 45 (D05662).
The leaf is splashed with ink or grey wash.
Verso:
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David Blayney Brown
March 2011

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Battle Abbey; the South Block 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-south-block-r1130982, accessed 26 August 2019.