Joseph Mallord William Turner

Semer Water from the North with Addleborough in the Distance

1816

In Tate Britain

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 125 × 206 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11448
Turner Bequest CXLVII 4

Catalogue entry

This is the right part of a double-page spread continued from folio 3 verso (D11447) opposite, recording the view south to Semer Water and Countersett from the Bainbridge road. Turner sketched a similar view in the Yorkshire 2 sketchbook (Tate D11292; Turner Bequest CXLV 146a), which accompanied him on the same tour. The Stake Pass road over which Turner had recently travelled from Wharfedale can be seen in the distance to the left. The present writer has dated Turner’s sketches of Semer Water to Friday 26 July 1816.

David Hill
February 2009

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