Joseph Mallord William Turner Knaresborough from the South-South-East 1816

Artwork details

Knaresborough from the South-South-East
From Yorkshire 3 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXLVI
Date 1816
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 125 x 200 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXLVI 32
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Catalogue entry

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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