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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Rievaulx Abbey: The Ruins from the South 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 105 Verso:
Rievaulx Abbey: The Ruins from the South 1801
D02790
Turner Bequest LIV 105a
Pencil and gouache on white wove paper prepared with a mauve-pink ground, 115 x 164 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The drawing is inverted relative to the sketchbook’s foliation. Rievaulx was to form the subject of several of Turner’s later works; for his studies in this sketchbook, see under folios 1 recto and 102 verso (D02614, D02784).
Technical notes:
The touches of white gouache used for highlights have oxidised and darkened.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Rievaulx Abbey: The Ruins from the South 1801 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-rievaulx-abbey-the-ruins-from-the-south-r1178976, accessed 24 November 2020.