Whalley Abbey (nearer view)


JMW Turner made a brief tour of Lancashire in 1799, commissioned by the clergyman and antiquary Thomas Dunham Whitaker (1759-1821). Whitaker had employed Turner to produce illustrations for his up-coming book: the History of the Original Parish of Whalley and Honour of Clitheroe, in the Counties of Lancaster and York (published 1801). This view of Whalley Abbey was issued as plate eight  in Whitaker’s History. The original watercolour is in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. 

Full title:
[An history of the original Parish of Whalley and Honor of Clitheroe, in the Counties of Lancaster and York. [With plates.]]
Etching / Engraving
James Basire, Joseph Mallord William Turner
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library

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