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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Whitby: The Parish Church and Abbey from the Harbour 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
Whitby: The Parish Church and Abbey from the Harbour 1801
D02471
Turner Bequest LIII 8
Pencil on white wove paper, 112 x 162 mm
Partial watermark ‘1 | J Wh
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘8’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘LIII – 8’ 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, taken from similar viewpoints in the Inner Harbour. This one is from slightly closer to the town than those on folios 6 recto and 7 recto (D02469, D02470).
For other views of Whitby in this sketchbook, see under D02469.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Whitby: The Parish Church and Abbey from the Harbour 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-the-parish-church-and-abbey-from-the-harbour-r1178493, accessed 25 May 2022.