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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Kirkstall Abbey from Kirkstall Bridge 1808

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 16 Recto:
Kirkstall Abbey from Kirkstall Bridge 1808
D07273
Turner Bequest CVII 16
Pencil on white wove paper, 109 x 186 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘16’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CVII 16’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For the views of Kirkstall Abbey including the bridge in this sketchbook, see note to folio 15 (D07272). Here the view is from the bridge itself, which as Hill observes is closest to one painted earlier by Thomas Girtin (Victoria and Albert Museum, London). Hill illustrates a photograph of his own of a similar view as it appears today.1
1
Hill 2008, p.170 pl.134.
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David Blayney Brown
October 2010

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘Kirkstall Abbey from Kirkstall 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-from-kirkstall-bridge-r1135933, accessed 14 August 2020.