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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Kirkstall Abbey: The South-East View of the Ruins, from the River Aire 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 17 Recto:
Kirkstall Abbey: The South-East View of the Ruins, from the River Aire 1797
D00922
Turner Bequest XXXIV 16
Pencil on white wove paper, 210 x 270 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘16’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XXXIV 16’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A finished watercolour was made for Edward Lascelles, junior, and paid for on 15 March 1798.1 It is now in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.2
The subject is drawn with the page turned horizontally. For other drawings made at Kirkstall, see under folio 11 recto (D00916; Turner Bequest XXXIV 10a).
1
See Hill 1985, p.34.
2
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.324 no.224, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Kirkstall Abbey: The South-East View of the Ruins, from the River Aire 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-south-east-view-of-the-ruins-from-the-r1150078, accessed 17 October 2021.