Joseph Mallord William Turner

Aysgarth Church from the Church Path, Looking East over Wensleydale; Bolton Castle in the Distance

1816

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 125 x 206 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11466
Turner Bequest CXLVII 16

Catalogue entry

This sketch records the view from the still-extant church path through fields to the west of Aysgarth, looking east1 over Aysgarth Church down Wensleydale, with Bolton Castle (see folio 17 recto; D11468) in the distance to the extreme left. The Belvedere Temple (see folio 12 recto; D11460) can just be made out against trees in the middle distance to the right.
Turner sketched similar views in the Yorkshire 2 sketchbook (Tate D11268, D11269, D11371; Turner Bequest CXLV 134a, 135, 187), which accompanied him on the same tour.

David Hill
February 2009

1
Hill 1984 mistakenly gives west.

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