Joseph Mallord William Turner

Ripon Minster from the North-East, near Sharow

1816

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 154 x 97 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10933
Turner Bequest CXLIV 35 a

Catalogue entry

This is the left half of a double-page spread continued to the right on folio 36 (D10934), opposite, recording the view of Ripon from the north-east, taken from the top of Bell Bank on left bank of the River Ure slightly upstream of the village of Sharow. It is one of three sketches taken in the same vicinity: the recto (D10932) has a similar view of the Minster from the southern end of Bell Bank, and the Yorkshire 3 sketchbook one from a lower vantage point slightly further north (Tate D11383; Turner Bequest CXLVI 9). A detailed study of the Minster from this angle but from a nearer viewpoint follows in this sketchbook on folio 36 verso (D10935).
For Bell Bank in this sketchbook see folio 35 (D10932).

David Hill
January 2009

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