Joseph Mallord William Turner

Dryhope, Selkirkshire

1834

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 111 x 181 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D26154
Turner Bequest CCLXVIII 31

Catalogue entry

This sketch is likely to depict the Yarrow Valley near St Mary’s Loch in Selkirkshire. It follows a series of sketches made at the north-east end of the loch (folio 24–30 verso; D26140–D26153) and is followed by views of the valley made on the way to Selkirk (folios 31 verso– 40; D26155–D26172). The bridge in the foreground lies very close to the source of the Yarrow Water at St Mary’s Loch. To its left is the building at Kirkstead with Kirkstead Burn. To the right, labelled ‘Hope’, is Dryhope farm with Dryhope Tower to the right of that. There are further sketches of Dryhope Tower on folios 23 and 23 verso (D26138, D26139).

Thomas Ardill
January 2011

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