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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Whitby: Looking across the Inner Harbour to the Abbey 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Recto:
Whitby: Looking across the Inner Harbour to the Abbey 1801
D02473
Turner Bequest LIII 9
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 162 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘9’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘LIII – 9’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the page turned horizontally, this is one of a group of views of Whitby in this sketchbook; see under folio 6 recto (D02469); the viewpoint of this sketch is close to that of folio 8 recto (D02471).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Whitby: Looking across the Inner Harbour to the Abbey 1801 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-whitby-looking-across-the-inner-harbour-to-the-abbey-r1178495, accessed 07 July 2022.