Turner Paintings Given to Abbotsford, Home of Sir Walter Scott


LONDON.- Two watercolours painted by JMW Turner at Abbotsford, former home of celebrated writer Sir Walter Scott, are to go on permanent display at the house next year. Turner painted the two postcard-sized watercolours during a visit to Abbotsford in 1831. One depicts Abbotsford and the other depicts Newark Tower in Yarrow on the Borders. They were both used to illustrate an edition of The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scot, published in 1833. The works are currently owned by Art Fund supporter Phoebe Barrow. She is donating the works through the Art Fund to The Abbotsford Trust, which runs the historic house. By giving the works through the Art Fund, Phoebe Barrow is assured through thefund’s terms and conditions that they will be safeguarded in perpetuity. Later this year, a work will begin on a multi-million redevelopment of the house. The Trust has raised £10