Joseph Mallord William Turner

Thornton Force, near Ingleton

1816

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 125 x 206 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11443
Turner Bequest CXLVII 1 a

Catalogue entry

Thornton Force is on the River Twiss about a mile north of Ingleton, and can be approached from Ingleton by a well-made path up the very picturesque Swilla Glen. Turner visited the site towards the end of his tour and this sketch must have been one of the last to be made in this book.
Technical notes:
When Finberg catalogued the sketchbook in 1909 the sketch was correctly bound in the book as folio 1 verso. It was subsequently reversed in error and stamped as the recto, but has since been restored to its original orientation (see notes to D11442).

David Hill
February 2009

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