Joseph Mallord William Turner

Newby Hall from the West


Not on display

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Graphite on paper
Support: 125 x 200 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CXLVI 6 a

Catalogue entry

This is the left half of a double-page spread, continued to the right on folio 7 recto (D11381) opposite, recording the west front of Newby Hall as seen from the banks of the River Ure. The Yorkshire 1 sketchbook has a study of Newby Hall from the south-west (Tate D10928; Turner Bequest CXLIV 33).
Newby Hall lies a few kilometres west of Boroughbridge, on the way towards Ripon. It was built by Sir Edward Blackett in the early 1690s and in 1748 was bought by William Weddell who formed an outstanding collection of classical antiquities and created a gallery at Newby to house them. Weddell died in 1792 and the house passed to his cousin Thomas Robinson, Lord Grantham, who in 1833 became 1st Earl de Grey. The house has passed down to the Compton family and is open to the public during the summer months.

David Hill
January 2009

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