Joseph Mallord William Turner

On the Banks of the River Ouse at York

1816

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 154 × 97 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10902
Turner Bequest CXLIV 18 a

Catalogue entry

This is the left half of a double-page spread, continued to the right on folio 19 (D10903), opposite, taken from under an avenue of trees on the bank of the River Ouse at York. The avenue is almost certainly the Lord Mayor’s Walk, stretching south from the present Skeldergate Bridge, and the sketch is probably the continuation to the right of the view on the immediately preceding double-page spread, across folio 17 verso and the recto (D10900–D10901).

David Hill
January 2009

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