J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner A Distant View of York from the River Ouse to the South 1816

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 18 Recto:
A Distant View of York from the River Ouse to the South 1816
D10901
Turner Bequest CXLIV 18
Pencil on white wove paper, 154 x 97 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Light thro’
Very faint trace of an inscription in red ink, possibly by John Ruskin, top right, and another ‘18’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXLIV 18’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is the right half of a double-page spread, continued from folio 17 verso (D10900), opposite, recording the distant view of York Minster from due south, taken from the Lord Mayor’s Walk on the left bank of the River Ouse, less than a mile below the present Skeldergate Bridge. The view is perhaps continued to the right in the double-page spread running across the verso and folio 19 (D10902–D10903).

David Hill
January 2009

How to cite

David Hill, ‘A Distant View of York from the River Ouse to the South 1816 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2009, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-a-distant-view-of-york-from-the-river-ouse-to-the-south-r1144088, accessed 26 September 2020.