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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner St Mary's Abbey, York, the Nave and Crossing from the South-East 1816

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 28 Verso:
St Mary’s Abbey, York, the Nave and Crossing from the South-East 1816
D10920
Turner Bequest CXLIV 28a
Pencil on white wove paper, 97 x 154 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch records the view from outside the south aisle of St Mary’s Abbey at York, looking to the inside of the west end and north wall of the nave, with the south-west pier of the crossing to the right. Turner sketched the same aspect of St Mary’s from a closer viewpoint in a preceding sketch, across folios 24 verso–25 of the sketchbook (D10913–D10914), and from still closer in a succeeding sketch note noticed by Finberg (D40847; Turner Bequest CXLIV 29 verso). He also sketched 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 Nave and Crossing from the South-East 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-nave-and-crossing-from-the-south-r1144107, accessed 19 August 2019.