Joseph Mallord William Turner

River, with Distant Hills ?near Farnley Hall

c.1824

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 75 × 118 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D18382
Turner Bequest CCX 44

Catalogue entry

Previously unidentified, this slight and fluidly rendered sketch most likely depicts the countryside near Farnely Hall, the Yorkshire estate of Turner’s friend Sir Walter Fawkes (see Tate D18478; Turner Bequest CCX 93a). Turner visited Fawkes in November and December of 1824. Similar landscape is depicted on Tate D18281, D18383; Turner Bequest CCX 43a, 44 55. The subject may be the Washburn Valley or Wharfedale (see Tate D09792, D10402–D10407, D11983, D11996–D12016, D12120; Turner Bequest CXXXIV 3, CXXXIX 38a–41, CLII 9, CLIII 1a–13, CLIV V).
Verso:
Blank.

Alice Rylance-Watson
February 2015

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