Joseph Mallord William Turner

Walton near Brampton, Cumbria

1831

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 74 x 94 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D25605
Turner Bequest CCLXIV 42

Catalogue entry

The sketch on this page has been inscribed ‘Wallton’ by Turner. Considering his route in 1831 and the nearby sketchbook pages which depict Penrith and the western Scottish Borders, it is likely that this is the village of Walton near Brampton in Cumbria, and that Turner passed through it while visiting Naworth Castle on his route from Carlisle to Dumfries (see Tate D25817; Turner Bequest CCLXVI 29). If this is the case then the sketch is likely to show a view south along the King Water, just to the east of the village, with the Tendale Fells in the distance. There is an almost identical sketch, though half the size, at the bottom of folio 41 verso (D25604).

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

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