Joseph Mallord William Turner

Distant View of Middleham from the River Ure to the North-West, near Middleham Bridge

1816

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
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
D10958
Turner Bequest CXLIV 49 a

Catalogue entry

This is the left half of a double-page spread continued to the right on folio 50 (D10959), opposite, recording the view from a viewpoint to the north-west of Middleham, near Middleham Bridge, looking along the River Ure to Middleham Church and Castle. The sketch was probably taken from the same viewpoint as the previous double-page spread across folio 48 verso and the recto (D10956–D10957), but looking in the opposite direction. A similar view taken on the same occasion, from a position slightly further to the right, is in the Yorkshire 3 sketchbook (Tate D111403–D11404; Turner Bequest CXLVI 22a–23). Turner’s friend Thomas Girtin drew a similar subject about 1800 in the Shepherd sketchbook (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester).
For Middleham in this sketchbook see folio 47 verso (D10954).

David Hill
January 2009

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