Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hackfall, Looking East from near the Rustic Temple

1816

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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
D10945
Turner Bequest CXLIV 42

Catalogue entry

This is the continuation to the right of the panorama of Hackfall on the previous double-page spread, folios 40 verso–41 (D10943–D10944). The view is taken from near the Rustic Temple with the main spread recording the view east to Magdalen Woods on the far bank, with the River Ure sweeping round at our feet from left to right, and the present sketch the right bank of the Ure looking downstream, with the rocks of the Rock Walk visible through the trees. The Large Farnley sketchbook (Tate D09054; Turner Bequest CXXVIII 38) has a detailed drawing of the landscape recorded in the right half of this spread and its continuation on folio 42 (D10945), as seen from a similar angle but from the higher vantage point of the Banqueting House, which appears to be the culmination of Turner’s explorations at Hackfall in 1816.
For Hackfall in this sketchbook see folio 40 verso (D10943).
Verso:
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David Hill
January 2009

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