Joseph Mallord William TurnerMiddleham Castle and Church from the North-West 1816

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Artist
Title
Middleham Castle and Church from the North-West
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
D11404
Turner Bequest CXLVI 23
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 23 Recto:
Middleham Castle and Church from the North-West 1816
D11404
Turner Bequest CXLVI 23
Pencil on white wove paper, 125 x 200 mm
Watermarked ‘H S [ALMON]’
Inscribed by an unknown hand in blue ink ‘23’ top right and ‘330’ bottom right
Stamped in brown ‘CXLVI 23’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is the right half of a double-page spread continued from folio 22 verso (D11403) opposite, recording the castle and town of Middleham from a viewpoint on the right bank of the River Ure to the north-west near Middleham Bridge. See the Yorkshire 1 sketchbook (Tate D10958–D10959, D10962–D10963; Turner Bequest CXLIV 49a–50, 51a–52) for similar views drawn on the same occasion. Turner’s friend Thomas Girtin sketched a similar subject about 1800 in the Shepherd sketchbook (Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester).
See D11403 for general notes on Middleham.
The leaf is darkened from over-exposure.

David Hill
January 2009

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