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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner St Agatha's Abbey, Easby: The North End of the Refectory 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 25 Recto:
St Agatha’s Abbey, Easby: The North End of the Refectory 1797
D00930
Turner Bequest XXXIV 24
Pencil on white wove paper, 210 x 270 mm
Watermark ‘1794 | J Whatman
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘24’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XXXIV 24’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject is drawn with the page turned horizontally. Finberg listed the subject tentatively, but later, with corroboration from Turner scholar C.F. Bell,1 concluded that the subject is indeed Easby, a mile downstream from Richmond on the River Swale. Another view of the abbey is on folio 26 recto (D00931; Turner Bequest XXXIV 25).
1
A.J. Finberg, undated MS notes in a copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, vol.I, p.70; C.F. Bell, undated MS notes in another copy at the same location, vol.II, p.70.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘St Agatha’s Abbey, Easby: The North End of the Refectory 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-st-agathas-abbey-easby-the-north-end-of-the-refectory-r1150086, accessed 22 October 2019.