Joseph Mallord William Turner

Routes and Distances (Inscriptions by Turner)

1808

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Pen and ink and graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 109 x 186 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07256
Turner Bequest CVII

Catalogue entry

Turner’s notes read:
Knutsford          to Litchfield by Congleton 73 
Ashby              to Otley                      97 
Alt[rincham]                8 
Manch[ester]               12 
Roch[dale]                 13 
Hali[ifa]x                 18 
Brad[ford]                  8 
                            70 
Turner notes places and distances, and routes from Knutsford, near Tabley where he stayed with Sir John Leicester, and to Otley for his first visit to Walter Fawkes at Farnley Hall. Two other routes from Manchester to Otley are on folio 1 of the sketchbook (D07257).

David Blayney Brown
October 2010

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