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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Study of Part of the Ruins of Kelso Abbey 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 63 Recto:
Study of Part of the Ruins of Kelso Abbey 1797
D00968
Turner Bequest XXXIV 59
Pencil on white wove paper, 270 x 210 mm
Watermark ‘1794 | J Whatman
Blind-stamped Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘59’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXXIV 59’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is an incomplete study of the west front of the abbey. Another drawing, showing the ruins from the north, is on folio 62 recto (D00967; Turner Bequest XXXIV 58).
Verso:
Blank; offset from folio 64 recto opposite (D00969; Turner Bequest XXXIV 60); stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Study of Part of the Ruins of Kelso Abbey 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-study-of-part-of-the-ruins-of-kelso-abbey-r1150124, accessed 17 February 2020.