Joseph Mallord William Turner

Mill Buildings and Trees in a Valley near Scarborough

c.1816–18

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 117 × 180 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11915
Turner Bequest CL 2

Catalogue entry

The mill recorded in this sketch is probably one of those in the Weaponness Valley at Scarborough as it runs down to the south bay. Turner sketched a similar mill (but not the same) in this area in the Scarborough 2 sketchbook (Tate D11962; Turner Bequest CLI 10 and following leaves).

David Hill
September 2008

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