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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Ruins of Blantyre Abbey Seen among Trees from across the Clyde 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 166 Verso:
The Ruins of Blantyre Abbey Seen among Trees from across the Clyde 1801
D03235
Turner Bequest LVI 164a
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 184 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the pages turned horizontally, the subject is continued on folio 167 recto opposite (D03236; Turner Bequest LVI 165). Another view of the abbey is on folios 167 verso–168 recto (D03237–D03238; Turner Bequest LVI 165a–166); like this one, it shows the ruins from across the Clyde, and there is no evidence that Turner made the detour required to visit them.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘The Ruins of Blantyre Abbey Seen among Trees from across the Clyde 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-the-ruins-of-blantyre-abbey-seen-among-trees-from-across-the-r1179431, accessed 20 October 2021.