Joseph Mallord William Turner

Heath Old Hall above the River Calder

1797

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 206 x 267 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D01111
Turner Bequest XXXVI Q

Catalogue entry

Heath Hall is a mile to the east of Wakefield; Turner probably made this quick sketch of it on his way in to Wakefield from Pontefract; see the North of England sketchbook (Tate D00912, D40561, D00913–D00915; Turner Bequest XXXIV 7–10).
Technical notes:
The sheet has been folded vertically down the centre. It is one of a sequence of sixteen Yorkshire and other subjects included in the present subsection which were executed on uniform sheets of paper, as discussed and listed in the Introduction.
Verso:
Blank; oil stains; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

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