Joseph Mallord William Turner

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

c.1816

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 149 x 93 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11895
Turner Bequest CXLIX 294 a

Catalogue entry

This is the right half of a double-page spread continued from folio 295 recto opposite (D11896), recording the view south and south-west from the bend in the road about halfway up Sutton Bank, with the crag of Roulston Scar in the distance to the left and the conical shape of Hood Hill to the right. Some figures are seated to the bottom right, no doubt enjoying a rest from the ascent. The following spread in the sequence (from the back, folios 294 recto–293 verso; D11894–D11893), records the view west and north-west from exactly the same viewpoint, panning round to the right in turning from one spread to the next.
For Sutton Bank see D11896.

David Hill
October 2008

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