Joseph Mallord William TurnerDistant View of York Minster from the South-West 1816

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Artist
Title
Distant View of York Minster from the South-West
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
D10895
Turner Bequest CXLIV 15
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 15 Recto:
Distant View of York Minster from the South-West 1816
D10895
Turner Bequest CXLIV 15
Pencil on white wove paper, 154 x 97 mm
Very faint trace of an inscription in red ink, possibly by John Ruskin, bottom right, and another ‘2’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CXLIV 2’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch records Turner’s first sight of York on this journey, from near Askham Bryan, approaching from the south west.

David Hill
January 2009

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