Joseph Mallord William Turner

Egglestone Abbey, Mill and Bridge, with a Distant View of Rokeby

1816

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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
D11491
Turner Bequest CXLVII 31

Catalogue entry

Here Turner records the view of Egglestone Abbey (for which see folio 30 verso; D11490) from outside the former Canon’s Dorter, looking down the River Tees, with Egglestone Mill below to the left, the castellation of Abbey Bridge in the further distance, right, and the square profile of Rokeby Park in the distance along the line of the river. Turner revisits almost exactly the same viewpoint as a sketch made in 1797 in the North of England sketchbook (Tate D40565; Turner Bequest XXXIX 90 verso).

David Hill
February 2009

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