Joseph Mallord William Turner

From Sutton Bank Looking South and West to Roulston Scar and Hood Hill


Not on display

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Support: 149 × 93 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXLIX 291

Catalogue entry

This is the left half of a double-page spread continued to the right on folio 290 verso opposite (D11887), recording the view from above the Sutton Bank road looking west and south to Hood Hill in the centre of the spread with Roulston Scar at the left. See notes to D11887 for other spreads in this sketchbook depicting the whole panorama from north to south on Sutton Bank; and, for Sutton Bank generally, folio 295 recto (D11896).
Turner’s inscription here possibly refers to inns in the area. ‘Kirby’ could refer to Kirby Moorside, a few miles east on the road between Helmsley and Pickering, in the direction Turner appears to have been travelling. ‘Black Horse Pavement’ could refer to the Black Horse Inn in Pavement at York. The latter had been the subject of a sketch made in 1797 (Tate D01068; Turner Bequest XXXV 66) and was possibly the inn he stayed in on that previous occasion.

David Hill
October 2008

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