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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Bolton Abbey from the South c.1799

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Bolton Abbey from the South c.1799
Turner Bequest CXXI I
Watercolour with stopping-out on white wove paper, 235 x 351 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom left
Stamped in black ‘CXXI I’ bottom right
This study was developed from the slight sketch of Bolton ruins from the south that Turner made in his Tweed and Lakes sketchbook (Tate D01070; Turner Bequest XXXV 68). It is handled in an experimental manner similar to that shown in a study of Kirkstall Abbey (Tate D08263; Turner Bequest CXXI H), and probably dates from the same time, about 1799, though the support is a thicker, coarser paper that he also used on the 1797 tour in the park at Harewood (for which see the separate subsection).
Blank; some blue paint splashes; not stamped.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Bolton Abbey from the South c.1799 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-bolton-abbey-from-the-south-r1150301, accessed 27 October 2021.