Joseph Mallord William Turner

Durham from Old Durham

1817

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 116 × 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D12334
Turner Bequest CLVII 14

Catalogue entry

This drawing, treated as a separate and unidentified scene by Finberg, is actually an unusually wide continuation of the distant view of Durham from the east on folio 13 recto (D12333), made with that page pushed back so far that this portion of the scene, the rising ground between the River Wear and Gilesgate to its north, occupies more than half the width of the page. It is the last of a continuous run of drawings of Durham, beginning on folio 6 recto (D12325), with one further sketch on folio 76 verso (D12414). For Turner’s other visits to the city, see the entry for D12325.
Verso:
Blank

Matthew Imms
February 2010

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