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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Tynemouth Priory Seen from the South 1797-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Tynemouth Priory Seen from the South 1797–8
Turner Bequest XXXIII T
Pencil and watercolour on buff laid paper, 204 x 279 mm
Watermark: fleur-de-lys
Stamped in black ‘XXXIII T’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
A study based on the coloured drawing of Tynemouth Priory seen from the south shore of Prior’s Haven in the North of England sketchbook (Tate D00942; Turner Bequest XXXIV 35), this sheet must have been worked on in the same sitting with that of Dunstanburgh Castle (Tate D00890; Turner Bequest XXXIII S), which uses similar paper and media, and is suffused with the same romantic energy.
Technical notes:
The sheet is creased and stained.
Blank; oil stains correspond to the darker areas of the design on the recto.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Tynemouth Priory Seen from the South 1797–8 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-tynemouth-priory-seen-from-the-south-r1150271, accessed 14 August 2022.