After Joseph Mallord William Turner
Wycliffe, near Rokeby 1823

Artwork details

Wycliffe, near Rokeby
Date 1823
Medium Line engraving on paper
Dimensions Image: 188 x 271 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1986
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In 1816 Turner was commissioned to
make landscape illustrations for a lavish publication on the history of Yorkshire, written by Dr Thomas Whitaker. An advisory committee was set up to decide on the illustrations that Turner should make, although this did not deter the artist from adding his own touches to the project.


Wycliffe Hall is on the River Tees just downstream from the confluence of the Greta and the Tees. In Turner's day it was believed the hall was the birthplace of
John Wycliffe (1324-84), the translator
of the Bible into English.


September 2004

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