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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Whalley Abbey: Part of the Cloister and the Dormitory from the West 1799

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
Whalley Abbey: Part of the Cloister and the Dormitory from the West 1799
D02003
Turner Bequest XLVI 8
Pencil on white wove paper, 70 x 130 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘8’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XLVI – 8’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the page turned horizontally, the subject is continued a little way onto folio 7 verso opposite (D02002). Turner made a series of drawings of the fourteenth-century Cistercian Abbey at Whalley in the contemporary Lancashire and North Wales sketchbook (Tate D01967, D01969, D01983, D01984; Turner Bequest XLV 34a, 35a, 43, 44), with a view to producing watercolours for engraving as illustrations to Dr Thomas Dunham Whitaker’s History of the Parish of Whalley.
Verso:
Blank; washed with a grey-green ground.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Whalley Abbey: Part of the Cloister and the Dormitory from the West 1799 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-whalley-abbey-part-of-the-cloister-and-the-dormitory-from-r1179862, accessed 18 April 2021.