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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Kirkstall Abbey and Bridge 1808

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 15 Recto:
Kirkstall Abbey and Bridge 1808
D07272
Turner Bequest CVII 15
Pencil on white wove paper, 109 x 186 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘15’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CVII 15’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Hill describes this and other views of the abbey from the bridge over the River Aire, folios 16 and 21 (D07273, D07278), as the ‘most interesting’ in the sketchbook, showing the influence of Turner’s late friend Thomas Girtin who had painted the abbey from the bridge (Victoria and Albert Museum, London).
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David Blayney Brown
October 2010

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Kirkstall Abbey and Bridge 1808 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 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-kirkstall-abbey-and-bridge-r1135932, accessed 18 August 2019.