Joseph Mallord William TurnerMossdale Head, Wensleydale 1816

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Artist
Title
Mossdale Head, Wensleydale
From Yorkshire 5 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXLVIII
Date 1816
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 173 x 260 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11568
Turner Bequest CXLVIII 27 a
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Catalogue entry

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 31 Verso:
Mossdale Head, Wensleydale 1816
D11568
Turner Bequest CXLVIII 27a
Pencil on white wove paper, 173 x 260 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Mossdale Head is at the head of Wensleydale, about two miles north-west of Hawes. This sketch is taken from the road between Hawes and Sedbergh road, looking south up Mossdale Beck to the lower falls, left of centre, sketched by Turner on folios 32 verso (D40861) and 33 verso (D11576; Turner Bequest CXLVIII 31a), and the upper falls, just above centre, the subject of folios 38 recto–37 verso (D11549–D11550; Turner Bequest CXLVIII 16–17). The present writer dates Turner’s sketches at Mossdale to Saturday 27 July 1816.
As the drawing is currently presented in the sketchbook it appears inverted in relation to the main sequence of subjects.

David Hill
May 2009

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