'North transept, Whitby Abbey, Yorkshire', photograph by Benjamin Brecknell Turner

'North transept, Whitby Abbey, Yorkshire', photograph by Benjamin Brecknell Turner

Benjamin Brecknell Turner
'Whitby Abbey, Yorkshire, North Transept'
England
1852-1854
Albumen print from paper negative
Museum no. PH.52-1982
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

In the last image of Turner's sequence of Whitby Abbey the windows are reduced to thin lancets of light. Almost all sense of linear perspective is flattened out and all areas of the print from side to side and top to bottom are equally important and dense with information.