Joseph Mallord William Turner

Wensleydale from above Middleham

1816

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 125 x 200 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11410
Turner Bequest CXLVI 26

Catalogue entry

This is the right half of a double-page spread continued from folio 25 verso (D11409) opposite, recording the panorama of Upper Wensleydale from a viewpoint on Middleham Gallops to the south-west of the castle, panning through north-east and east to take in Middleham church and castle, and the view down Wensleydale towards Jervaulx Abbey. This sketch continues to the right the panorama from the same viewpoint begun in the north-west and north on the preceding spread, folios 24 verso–25 recto (D11407–D11408).
See folio 22 verso (D11403) for general notes on Middleham

David Hill
January 2009

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