Joseph Mallord William Turner

On the Banks of the River Ouse at York

1816

In Tate Britain

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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
D10903
Turner Bequest CXLIV 19

Catalogue entry

This is the right half of a double-page spread, continued from folio 18 verso (D10902), 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 river view on the immediately preceding double-page spread, folios 17 verso–18 (D10900–D10901).

David Hill
January 2009

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