Joseph Mallord William Turner

Whitbarrow Scar and Witherslack Church from near Lindale

1816

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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
D11504
Turner Bequest CXLVII 38

Catalogue entry

The main sketch here is taken from the road from Lindale to Witherslack, under Newton Fell, looking north and north-east, with the distant summits of the High Street group of Lake District fells to the left, Witherslack Church in the centre distance and the escarpment of Whitbarrow Scar to the right. It continues above and pans around to the right (east) to include Milnthorpe Sands. Turner sketched a similar subject in the Yorkshire 2 sketchbook (Tate D11193–D11192; Turner Bequest CXLV 96–95a).
There are also a few additional lines, continuing the sketch of Kirkby Lonsdale Bridge from folio 37 verso opposite (D11503).

David Hill
February 2009

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