The West Front of the Abbey Bath
- Art Funded
- 24 x 29 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £8,125 (Total: £32,500)
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.