Joseph Mallord William Turner

Hackfall, Looking East from near the Rustic Temple

1816

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 154 × 97 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10944
Turner Bequest CXLIV 41

Catalogue entry

This is the right half of a double-page spread continued from folio 41 (D10943), opposite, and the panorama is continued further right on folio 42 (D10945). It is taken from near the Rustic Temple looking east to Magdalen Woods on the far bank, with the River Ure sweeping round at our feet from left to right. The Large Farnley sketchbook (Tate D09054; Turner Bequest CXXVIII 38) has a detailed drawing of the landscape recorded in the right half of this spread and its continuation on folio 42 (D10945), as seen from a similar angle but from the higher vantage point of the Banqueting House, which appears to be the culmination of Turner’s explorations at Hackfall in 1816.
For Hackfall in this sketchbook see folio 40 verso (D10943).
Verso:
Blank

David Hill
January 2009

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