Tintern Abbey

J. M. W. Turner (1776-1837)


Graphite and watercolour on paper

Support: 359 x 250 mm

Tate Gallery, London

Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856

Reference D00374; Turner Bequest XXIII A

Turner was still in his teens when he went off round the countryside, looking for suitable subjects that he could sketch, and later work up in order to show and sell. [Commentary continues below.]

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