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
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.

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 30 November 2021.