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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Kirkstall Abbey: The Chapter House 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 12 Recto:
Kirkstall Abbey: The Chapter House 1797
D00917
Turner Bequest XXXIV 11
Pencil on white wove paper, 210 x 270 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘11’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XXXIV 11’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. A finished watercolour of the subject (usually known as The Crypt, Kirkstall, or Kirkstall Refectory) is currently untraced.1 Turner made an exceptionally large number of drawings at Kirkstall; see under folio 11 recto (D00916; Turner Bequest XXXIV 10a).
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, pp.325–6 no.235, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Kirkstall Abbey: The Chapter House 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-the-chapter-house-r1150073, accessed 27 May 2024.