Joseph Mallord William TurnerKnaresborough from the South-South-East 1816

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Artist
Title
Knaresborough from the South-South-East
From Yorkshire 3 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXLVI
Date 1816
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 125 x 200 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11420
Turner Bequest CXLVI 32
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 32 Recto:
Knaresborough from the South-South-East 1816
D11420
Turner Bequest CXLVI 32
Pencil on white wove paper, 125 x 200 mm
Stamped in brown ‘CXLVI 32’ top left, inverted
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch records a distant view of Knaresborough from above the right bank of the River Nidd to the south-south-east, looking upstream to the Low Bridge, with the House-in-the-Rock to the right. There are a few lines of continuation to the right on folio 31 verso (D40837) opposite. A similar view was painted by Thomas Girtin in 1801 for Edward Lascelles of Harewood House (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester).

David Hill
January 2009

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