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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner St Mary's Abbey, York; the Interior of the West End of the Nave 1816

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 24 Verso:
St Mary’s Abbey, York; the Interior of the West End of the Nave 1816
D10913
Turner Bequest CXLIV 24a
Pencil on white wove paper, 154 x 97 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is the left half of a double-page spread of St Mary’s Abbey, York, continued to the right on folio 25 (D10914), opposite. The view is taken from outside the south aisle, looking to the inside of the west end and north wall of the nave. Turner sketched the same aspect of St Mary’s from a slightly more distant viewpoint in a succeeding sketch, folio 28 verso (D10920), and the exterior of the west end in the Yorkshire 3 sketchbook (Tate D11378; Turner Bequest CXLVI 5).

David Hill
January 2009

How to cite

David Hill, ‘St Mary’s Abbey, York; the Interior of the West End of the Nave 1816 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2009, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-st-marys-abbey-york-the-interior-of-the-west-end-of-the-nave-r1144100, accessed 19 January 2022.