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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Lincluden Collegiate Church 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 91 Verso:
Lincluden Collegiate Church 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 91a
Pencil and grey watercolour wash on paper with scratching out, 114 x 187 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
With the sketchbook inverted, this view of Lincluden Collegiate Church from across the Cluden Water is very similar to the drawing on folio 90 verso (D25924), although it was made from further away. Turner again used scraping out to reveal the white paper through the pre-applied grey wash, but this time less for highlights and more to define the mass of the church and the effect of water.
There are other sketches of Lincluden Church and the Cluden Water on folios 89 verso and 92 verso (D25922, D25928); see also folio 53 verso for further references (D25866).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Lincluden Collegiate Church 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2009, 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-lincluden-collegiate-church-r1134293, accessed 28 November 2021.