Turner visited Bath in 1791.
The West Front of the Abbey Bath by JMW Turner, 1796
© Victoria Art Gallery
- Watercolour Dimensions: 24 x 29 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £8,125 ( Total: £32,500)
- Acquired in:
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.
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.