Joseph Mallord William Turner

Red Scar on the River Ribble near Preston, looking North-East Towards Pendle Hill

1816

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 173 x 260 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11563
Turner Bequest CXLVIII 24

Catalogue entry

This is the right half of a double-page spread continued to the right from folio 42 verso (D11562; Turner Bequest CXLVIII 23a, now bound opposite), forming a panorama of the Ribble Valley looking north-east towards Pendle Hill, as seen from Red Scar, about three and a half miles north-east of Preston, and just under eleven miles south-west of Browsholme Hall where Turner was based on this leg of his tour. The panorama is the earliest subject in this sketchbook from Turner’s itinerary of 1816.1
For notes on Red Scar House and Browsholme Hall see D11562.
1
As established by the intact Yorkshire 2 sketchbook (Tate D11042–D11371; D40844–D40845; D41443; Turner Bequest CXLVI). See Hill 1984, p.39, where the subject is mistakenly identified as Hurst Green, a mile or two north-east.
Verso:
Blank, except for a pencil inscription ‘2’ bottom right.

David Hill
May 2009

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