Joseph Mallord William TurnerYork from the South-East 1816

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York from the South-East
From Yorkshire 1 Sketchbook
Turner Bequest CXLIV
Date 1816
MediumGraphite on paper
Dimensionssupport: 154 x 97 mm
Acquisition Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXLIV 22
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 22 Recto:
York from the South-East 1816
Turner Bequest CXLIV 22
Pencil on white wove paper, 154 x 97 mm
Very faint trace of an inscription in red ink, possibly by John Ruskin, top right, and another ‘22’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXLIV 22’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is the right half of a double-page spread, continued on folio 21 verso (D10907), opposite, recording the view of York from the south-east near Foss Islands Road, and including, from left to right across the spread: the tower of St Margaret, Walmgate seen over the city wall; the tower of St Denys, Walmgate; the spire of St Mary’s, Castlegate; the distant spire of All Saints, North Street; the octagonal belfry of All Saints, Pavement; the tower of St Croix, Pavement (demolished 1883); the tower of St Saviour’s, St Saviourgate; the Red Tower on the city walls in the foreground; and the west towers and central tower of York Minster in distance right. The panorama is continued further right on the following double-page spread, running from the verso to folio 23 (D10909–D10910).

David Hill
January 2009

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