Joseph Mallord William Turner Plompton Rocks from the South 1816

Artwork details

Plompton Rocks from the South
From Yorkshire 1 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXLIV
Date 1816
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 97 x 154 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXLIV 5 a
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Catalogue entry

This is the left half of a two-page panorama of Plompton Rocks continued to the right on folio 6 (D10878) opposite, recording the view looking north from the dam in the lake. The sketch almost exactly revisits the view that Turner recorded in the oil painting, Plompton Rocks (Harewood House)1 painted 1797–8 for Harewood.
For Plompton Rocks in this sketchbook see folio 3 verso (D10873).

David Hill
January 2009

Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll, The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner, revised ed., New Haven and London 1984, p.22 no.26 (pl.24).

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