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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Views of Kirkstall c.1824

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 66 Recto:
Views of Kirkstall c.1824
D18412
Turner Bequest CCX 60
Pencil on white wove paper, 75 x 118 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by Ruskin ‘60’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CCX 60’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner has rendered two views of the ruins of Kirkstall Abbey, situated on the River Aire near Leeds, West Yorkshire (see Tate D18390; Turner Bequest CCX 48). The sketch at top left appears to show the Leeds to Liverpool Canal and Kirkstall Lock (see Tate D18414–D18416; Turner Bequest CCX 61–62).
These sketches are associated with Turner’s watercolours of Kirkstall Abbey and Kirkstall Lock, on the River Aire produced for W.B. Cooke’s Rivers of England series (Tate D18146; Turner Bequest CCVIII L, M and Tate impressions T04811, T04816).1

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2015

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For more information see Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Kirkstall Abbey, on the River Aire 1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, August 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-kirkstall-abbey-on-the-river-aire-r1146210 and ‘Kirkstall Lock, on the River Aire 1824–5 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, March 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, August 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-kirkstall-lock-on-the-river-aire-r1146209

How to cite

Alice Rylance-Watson, ‘Views of Kirkstall c.1824 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2015, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, August 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-views-of-kirkstall-r1181299, accessed 17 September 2021.