Joseph Mallord William Turner

Lake Tiny and Almscliff Crag, near Farnley Hall

1818

Not on display

Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Dimensions
Support: 111 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11996
Turner Bequest CLIII 1 a

Catalogue entry

This is the left half of a double-page spread continued to the right on D11997; Turner Bequest CLIII 2, opposite, recording the view from the lane running down from Farnley Hall, about half a mile behind, across the northern end of Lake Tiny, looking north-east in the left distance to Almscliff Crag. The view is extended further to the right, to include Leathley Church, on D11999; Turner Bequest CLIII 3, The sketch served as the basis for a finished watercolour known as Lake Tiny, with Almias Cliff in the distance (Hereford City Museum and Art Galleries)1 painted about 1818 for Walter Fawkes of Farnley Hall.
To the top left of the page is a sketch-plan. Its purpose is unclear, but it could perhaps be an idea for a carriage-turning circle at Farnley.

David Hill
June 2009

1
Wilton 1979, p.370 no.607.

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