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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Westminster Bridge, with the Abbey Seen across the River c.1796

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Westminster Bridge, with the Abbey Seen across the River c.1796
D00894
Turner Bequest XXXIII W
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 114 x 175 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXXIII – W’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is an unfinished study for the subject published in the Copper-Plate Magazine, 1 August 1797;1 the finished watercolour is at Aberystwyth University.2 Rawlinson mistakenly considered the present study the finished design.
1
Rawlinson I 1908, pp.lxxxvii, 5 no.10.
2
Wilton 1979, p.311 no.96, reproduced.
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Andrew Wilton
April 2012

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Westminster Bridge, with the Abbey Seen across the River c.1796 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-westminster-bridge-with-the-abbey-seen-across-the-river-r1141200, accessed 18 September 2021.