Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hackfall: Looking North-West from the Rock Walk

1816

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 125 x 200 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11389
Turner Bequest CXLVI 13

Catalogue entry

The rock walk at Hackfall is a path cut through crags above the right bank of the river Ure, just downstream of Mowbray Castle.1 The path can be seen to the left, and in the centre of the composition we look upstream to Fisher’s Hall, with the Banqueting Hall on the hilltop to the left.
See folio 11 verso (D11387) for general notes on Hackfall.

David Hill
January 2009

1
The original path ran below the crags but has partly collapsed and is disused. The modern path climbs the crags up steps and runs along the top.

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