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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Kirkstall Abbey from a Distance c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 59 Recto:
Kirkstall Abbey from a Distance c.1824
D18399
Turner Bequest CCX 53
Pencil on white wove paper, 75 x 118 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘53’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CCX–53’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a slight and cursory rendering of Kirkstall Abbey, taken from a distance. The ruined monastery is pictured at centre, within the valley of the River Aire. See also Tate D18390; Turner Bequest CCX 48.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2015

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Kirkstall Abbey from a Distance c.1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-kirkstall-abbey-from-a-distance-r1181286, accessed 07 April 2020.