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 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 167 Verso:
The Ruins of Blantyre Abbey Seen among Trees 1801
D03237
Turner Bequest LVI 165a
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 184 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘the Abbey Opposite Bothwell Cas’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the pages turned horizontally, the subject is continued on folio 168 recto opposite (D03238; Turner Bequest LVI 166). It is one of two views of Blantyre Abbey; the other is on folios 166 verso–167 recto (D03235–D03236; Turner Bequest LVI 164a–165).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘The Ruins of Blantyre Abbey Seen among Trees 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-r1179433, accessed 24 January 2021.