Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Valley of the River Wharfe from Caley Crags, with Almscliff Crag and Pool Bridge in the Distance


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Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Support: 111 × 185 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Turner Bequest CLIII 12 a

Catalogue entry

This is the left part of a double-page spread continued to the right on D12016; Turner Bequest CLIII 13 opposite, recording the view from Caley Crags looking north-east across the Wharfe valley, with Almscliff Crag in the left distance, with the junction of the Rivers Wharfe and Washburn below, and Leathley Church to the left, and to the right Pool Bridge over the Wharfe, and below the crags, slightly to the right, the roof of Caley Hall. Turner sketched the same material from higher viewpoint on the preceding pages Tate D12013–D12014; Turner Bequest CLIII 11a–12. With some reference also to the preceding sketch, this sketch formed the direct basis of a watercolour, View across the Wharfe, from Caley Park (private collection)1 painted for Walter Fawkes of Farnley Hall about 1818. See notes to D12013 for comment, and for Caley Crags in this sketchbook.

David Hill
June 2009

Wilton 1979, no.618

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