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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Netley Abbey, Hampshire ?1832

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 32 Recto:
Netley Abbey, Hampshire ?1832
Turner Bequest CCLII 32
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 187 mm
Partial watermark ‘J. JELL | 18’
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘32’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLII – 32’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This page is filled with sketches of the ruins of Netley Abbey, located about five miles south-east of Southampton. Particular attention has been paid to the effect of intricate Gothic ornament viewed through the trunks of saplings. The right-hand side of the page is features details of the nave windows and, beyond these, the exterior of the south transept. The abbey was the subject of particular study in this sketchbook, and recurs on multiple pages; see folio 32 verso (D23581; Turner Bequest CCLII 32a) for the main entry on this site.

John Chu
April 2014

How to cite

John Chu, ‘Netley Abbey, Hampshire ?1832 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2014, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-netley-abbey-hampshire-r1175072, accessed 07 July 2022.