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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Lindisfarne: The Interior of the Priory Church 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 55 Recto:
Lindisfarne: The Interior of the Priory Church 1797
D00960
Turner Bequest XXXIV 52
Pencil on white wove paper, 270 x 210 mm
Watermark ‘1794 | J Whatman
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘52’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXXIV 52’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is one of five detailed drawings that Turner made in this sketchbook studying the Romanesque architecture of the ruined interior of Lindisfarne Priory; see under folio 53 recto (D00958; Turner Bequest XXXIV 50). Here he takes a viewpoint in the crossing, looking down the nave towards the west end.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Lindisfarne: The Interior of the Priory Church 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-lindisfarne-the-interior-of-the-priory-church-r1150116, accessed 10 April 2021.