Joseph Mallord William Turner

Wharfedale from the West Chevin above Otley; and a Detail of Otley

c.1817

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 129 x 205 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D10403
Turner Bequest CXXXIX 39

Catalogue entry

On the right part of this leaf, drawn with the sketchbook inverted, is a slight continuation of the subject on folio 38 verso (D10402), for which see catalogue note. To the left, also inverted, is a separate and more detailed study of Otley with the church and bridge over the River Wharfe, bringing distant hints in D10402 into focus.

David Blayney Brown
May 2011

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