The West Front of the Abbey Bath by JMW Turner

Turner visited Bath in 1791.

Details

Category:
Topographical
Medium:
Watercolour Dimensions: 24 x 29 cm
Art Fund grant:
£8,125 ( Total: £32,500)
Acquired in:
1994
Vendor:
Agnew's

In order to emphasise the picturesque possibilities of Bath Abbey, Turner has reduced the scale of the Georgian houses to the right and depicted the abbey from a low view point.

Provenance

Hurrell; Christie's, 1893; bought Ash; Christie's, 1894; bought Revd C.F.Mayo; with Agnew's 1901; James Gresham; Lt-Col H.E.Gresham 1914; Mrs M.E.Gresham 1933; Mrs M.E.L.Lewis-Roberts 1957; by descent until 1984.

Venue details

Victoria Art Gallery By Pulteney Bridge, BATH Somerset BA2 4AT 01225 477244 www.victoriagal.org.uk

Entry details

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