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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Jedburgh Abbey: The West Front 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 68 Recto:
Jedburgh Abbey: The West Front 1797
Turner Bequest XXXIV 64
Pencil on white wove paper, 270 x 210 mm
Watermark ‘1794 | J Whatman
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘64’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXXIV 64’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For another drawing of Jedburgh Abbey see folio 67 recto (D00972; Turner Bequest XXXIV 63). David Hill points out that in this drawing Turner adopts exactly the viewpoint of one of Thomas Girtin’s watercolours of Jedburgh, which may well have been one of those Girtin (1775–1802) showed at the Royal Academy just before Turner set out for the north.
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Jedburgh Abbey: The West Front 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-jedburgh-abbey-the-west-front-r1150129, accessed 15 January 2021.