Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Washburn Valley from near Lindley Hall, Looking towards Lindley Bridge, Lake Tiny and Leathley Church

c.1816–18

Not on display
Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 117 x 180 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D11983
Turner Bequest CLII 9

Catalogue entry

Lindley Hall is a little over a mile north-east of Farnley Hall, the seat of Turner’s patron Walter Fawkes. Two seated figures lower left are evidently also enjoying the view, and possibly sketching. A list of watercolours by Turner in the Farnley sketchbook (Tate D12011; Turner Bequest CLIII 10a) includes ‘4 Lake from Lindley’, which is otherwise unrecorded, but might indicate that Turner made, or at least planned to make, a watercolour of the present view.

David Hill
September 2008

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