Joseph Mallord William Turner

A Distant View of Middleham from the North-West

1816

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Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 154 x 97 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10961
Turner Bequest CXLIV 51

Catalogue entry

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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