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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Inside the Ruins of Elgin Cathedral Looking East 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 135 Recto:
Inside the Ruins of Elgin Cathedral Looking East 1831
D27209
Turner Bequest CCLXXVII 135
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 104 x 163 mm
Inscribed in red ink by John Ruskin ‘135’ top right running vertically
Stamped in black ‘CCLXXVII 145’ top right running vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
From the ruins of the north transept, this sketch looks towards the east end of Elgin Cathedral. The presbytery with the remains of the rose window is at the right, and the octagonal chapter house with part of the north wall of the nave in front is at the left. This is one of fourteen sketches of Elgin Cathedral that Turner made in the Inverness sketchbook, see folio 139 (D27215) for references.
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Thomas Ardill
May 2010

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Inside the Ruins of Elgin Cathedral Looking East 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2010, 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-inside-the-ruins-of-elgin-cathedral-looking-east-r1135575, accessed 18 April 2021.