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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Tintern Abbey: The West Front 1792

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Tintern Abbey: The West Front 1792
Turner Bequest XII D
Pencil on white wove paper, 271 x 210 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘West Window Tintern Abbey’ bottom right, ‘White | Green’ on masonry towards bottom centre, and ‘Th’ [for ‘Thatch’] on roof of cottages towards bottom left
Stamped in black ‘XII D’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This study was used as the basis for the finished watercolour of about 1794, formerly in the Henderson collection (British Museum, London)1 and a replica (Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon).2
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.307 no.60, reproduced.
Ibid., p.307 no.61.
Blank; rubbed and stained with red chalk and white body colour?

Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Tintern Abbey: The West Front 1792 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, April 2012, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-tintern-abbey-the-west-front-r1141118, accessed 21 October 2021.