Joseph Mallord William Turner

Cotter Force, near Hawes, Wensleydale

1816

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

View by appointment
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
D11455
Turner Bequest CXLVII 8

Catalogue entry

Cotter Force is about two miles north-west of the town of Hawes and a mile north-west of the village of Hardraw towards the head of Wensleydale. As the present writer has previously observed,1 Turner’s note of ‘Children looking over’ from the top of the rocks might suggest that the artist was as much the object of their attention as the waterfall; ‘We can almost hear them giggling and whispering about this peculiar stranger with a drawing pad who had invaded their secret dale’.
1
Hill 1984, pp.54–5.
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David Hill
February 2009

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