Joseph Mallord William Turner

Leathley Church; Continuation of Lake Tiny and Almscliff Crag, near Farnley Hall

1818

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Medium
None
Dimensions
Support: 111 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11999
Turner Bequest CLIII 3

Catalogue entry

This is the continuation further to the right of the preceding double-page spread (D11996–D11997; Turner Bequest CLIII 1a–2) recording the view across the northern end of Lake Tiny towards Almscliff Crag, taken from the lane running down from Farnley Hall, about half a mile behind us. The extension here includes the tower of Leathley Church. The sketch as a whole served as the basis for a finished watercolour known as Lake Tiny, with Almias Cliff in the distance (Hereford City Museum and Art Galleries)1 painted about 1818 for Walter Fawkes of Farnley Hall. However, Turner did not refer directly to this continuation in the final composition.

David Hill
June 2009

1
Wilton 1979, p.370 no.607.

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