Joseph Mallord William Turner

Whitewell, Lancashire, from the River Hodder

1799

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 225 x 329 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01955
Turner Bequest XLV 28 a

Catalogue entry

The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. The River Hodder is a tributary of the Ribble, flowing south from the Forest of Bowland to join the Ribble near Mitton, south west of Clitheroe. Turner followed its course to reach Browsholme Hall, a watercolour of which (private collection)1 was engraved in 1800 for Thomas Dunham Whitaker’s History of Whalley (Tate impression: T05931). Other studies at Whitewell, made in 1809, are in Turner’s Petworth sketchbook (Tate D07520–D07522; Turner Bequest CIX 8a, 9, 10).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.332 no.291, reproduced.

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