Joseph Mallord William Turner

Aske Hall, near Richmond

1816

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 125 x 206 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11476
Turner Bequest CXLVII 23

Catalogue entry

This sketch of Aske Hall near Richmond is taken from the south, near the Gilling road gates, and formed the basis of a studio watercolour of Aske Hall (private collection)1 engraved in Thomas Dunham Whitaker’s History of Richmondshire, part of the projected seven-volume General History of the County of York (see Introduction to the sketchbook), and published in 1821.
Turner sketched similar views in the Yorkshire 2 sketchbook (Tate D11223, D11222; Turner Bequest CXLV 111, 110a) which accompanied him on the same tour.
Aske Hall is about a mile north of Richmond. Originally a pele tower from the late fifteenth century it was extensively rebuilt and extended in the eighteenth century. Now a private house, it is occasionally open to the public.
1
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.364 no.562.
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David Hill
February 2009

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