Joseph Mallord William Turner

Knaresborough from the South

1816

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 97 × 154 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10973
Turner Bequest CXLIV 57

Catalogue entry

In this sketch Turner records the south aspect of Knaresborough, from a more distant viewpoint, and in less detail than the sketch on folio 56 verso (D10972), opposite.
Both these sketches of Knaresborough are out of sequence in the sketchbook and interrupt a long sequence of studies at Middleham. Knaresborough is some considerable distance south of Middleham, and Turner must have sketched there at the end of this tour. He appears to have been filling in pages that for some reason had been left blank as he progressed through his itinerary.
See Introduction and Technical notes to this sketchbook for the change of ink colour, apparently from blue to red, in the numbering of this page.

David Hill
January 2009

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