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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Finchale Priory on the River Wear, with Hills Beyond 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 33 Recto:
Finchale Priory on the River Wear, with Hills Beyond 1797
D00938
Turner Bequest XXXIV 32
Pencil on white wove paper, 210 x 270 mm
Watermark ‘1794 | J Whatman
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘32’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XXXIV 32’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner passed Finchale on his way north to the River Tyne. The ruins of the thirteenth-century Benedictine Priory stand on the bank of the River Wear about three miles north-east of Durham. The subject is drawn with the page turned horizontally.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Finchale Priory on the River Wear, with Hills Beyond 1797 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-finchale-priory-on-the-river-wear-with-hills-beyond-r1150094, accessed 04 March 2021.