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 23
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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 23 Recto:
York from the South-East 1816
Turner Bequest CXLIV 23
Pencil on white wove paper, 154 x 97 mm
Trace of inscription in red ink, possibly by John Ruskin, ‘23’, bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXLIV 23’, bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is the right half of a double-page spread, continued to the right from folio 22 verso (D10909), opposite, continuing to the right the panorama of York from the south-east begun on the previous double-page spread, folios 21 verso–22 (D10907–D10908). Taken from near Foss Islands Road, the view includes, from left to right across this spread: the central tower and east end of York Minster; the tower of St Cuthbert’s, Peasholme Green; and Layerthorpe Postern and Bridge.

David Hill
January 2009

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