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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Kirkstall Abbey: Interior of the Entrance to the Crossing, Looking East 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 13 Recto:
Kirkstall Abbey: Interior of the Entrance to the Crossing, Looking East 1797
D00918
Turner Bequest XXXIV 12
Pencil on white wove paper, 270 x 210 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘12’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXXIV 12’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
David Hill notes1 that part of the tower and nave of the Abbey collapsed in 1779; Turner shows the resulting rubble in the foreground of this drawing. For other views taken at Kirkstall, see under folio 11 recto (D00916; Turner Bequest XXXIV 10a).
1
See Hill 1996, p.24.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Kirkstall Abbey: Interior of the Entrance to the Crossing, Looking East 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-kirkstall-abbey-interior-of-the-entrance-to-the-crossing-r1150074, accessed 23 November 2020.