Joseph Mallord William Turner

View of Knaresborough from the River Nidd, Looking up to the Castle

1797

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 210 x 270 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D00924
Turner Bequest XXXIV 18

Catalogue entry

The subject is drawn with the page turned horizontally. David Hill notes that Castle Mill, prominent in the foreground of Turner’s drawing, was a newly reconstructed cotton mill. A watercolour view of Knaresborough from a slightly different point, but also including the mill, forms a plate in the series of Picturesque Views in England and Wales (private collection).1
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.394 no.804, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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