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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Bolton Abbey, Wharfedale: The Ruined Choir from the South 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 83 Recto:
Bolton Abbey, Wharfedale: The Ruined Choir from the South 1797
D01070
Turner Bequest XXXV 68
Pencil on white wove paper, 274 x 370 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Bolton Abbey’ bottom left
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXXV 68’ bottom left, descending vertically
The subject was drawn with the page turned horizontally. A more developed drawing of this view, using watercolour, is Tate D08264 (Turner Bequest CXXI I). Compare the watercolour of about 1797 in a private collection.1
1
The Manning Gallery 1953–1966, London [?1966], reproduced p.16.
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by Finberg ‘141.68’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Bolton Abbey, Wharfedale: The Ruined Choir from the South 1797 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2010, 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-wharfedale-the-ruined-choir-from-the-south-r1150247, accessed 22 September 2019.