Joseph Mallord William TurnerA Distant View of Middleham from the North-West 1816

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Artist
Title
A Distant View of Middleham from the North-West
From Yorkshire 1 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXLIV
Date 1816
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 154 x 97 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10961
Turner Bequest CXLIV 51
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 51 Recto:
A Distant View of Middleham from the North-West 1816
D10961
Turner Bequest CXLIV 51
Pencil on white wove paper, 154 x 97 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Walling’
Inscribed, possibly by John Ruskin, in blue ink bled-out in red ‘29’ top right (see main catalogue entry)
Stamped in black ‘CXLIV 51’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is the right half of a double-page spread continued to the right from folio 50 verso (D10960), opposite, recording the view from the north-west of Middleham, towards Middleham Bridge, looking along the River Ure to Middleham Church and Castle. It is taken from a slightly nearer viewpoint to the previous sketch across folios 49 verso–50 (D10958–D10959).
For Middleham in this sketchbook see folio 47 verso (D10954).
See Introduction and Technical notes to this sketchbook for the change of ink colour, apparently from blue to red, in the numbering of this page.

David Hill
January 2009

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