Joseph Mallord William TurnerDistant View of Middleham from the River Ure to the North-West, near Middleham Bridge 1816

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Artist
Title
Distant View of Middleham from the River Ure to the North-West, near Middleham Bridge
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
D10959
Turner Bequest CXLIV 50
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 50 Recto:
Distant View of Middleham from the River Ure to the North-West, near Middleham Bridge 1816
D10959
Turner Bequest CXLIV 50
Pencil on white wove paper, 154 x 97 mm
Trace of inscription in red ink, possibly by John Ruskin, ‘50’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXLIV 50’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is the right half of a double-page spread continued from folio 49 verso (D10958) opposite, recording the view from a position to the north-west of Middleham, near Middleham Bridge, looking along the River Ure to Middleham Church and Castle. It was probably taken from the same viewpoint as the previous double-page spread, folios 48 verso–49 (D10956–D10957), but looking in the opposite direction. A similar view taken on the same occasion, from a closer viewpoint slightly further to the right, is in the Yorkshire 3 sketchbook (Tate D11403–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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