Joseph Mallord William TurnerRibblesdale: 'Corner of Ribblesdale Leap' 1808

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Ribblesdale: 'Corner of Ribblesdale Leap'
From Tabley No.1 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CIII
Date 1808
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 226 x 295 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CIII 25
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 19 Recto:
Ribblesdale: ‘Corner of Ribblesdale Leap’ 1808
Turner Bequest CIII 25
Pencil on off-white wove paper, 226 x 295 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Corner of Ribblesdale Leap’ lower right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
For Turner’s visit to the Ribble Valley in 1808 see Introduction to the sketchbook. By ‘Ribblesdale Leap’ he could mean one of the salmon leaps or waterfalls on the river rather than a specific place. Sir John Leicester, with whom Turner stayed at Tabley in 1808 (see Introduction) owned fishing rights at Ribchester on the Ribble.
Blank. Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘962’.

David Blayney Brown
May 2010

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