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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Aske Hall, near Richmond 1816

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 23 Recto:
Aske Hall, near Richmond 1816
Turner Bequest CXLVII 23
Pencil on white wove paper, 125 x 206 mm
Watermarked ‘[WHA]TMAN | [18]14’
Inscribed by ?John Ruskin in blue ink ‘279’ bottom right and ‘23’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CXLVII 23’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch of Aske Hall near Richmond is taken from the south, near the Gilling road gates, and formed the basis of a studio watercolour of Aske Hall (private collection)1 engraved in Thomas Dunham Whitaker’s History of Richmondshire, part of the projected seven-volume General History of the County of York (see Introduction to the sketchbook), and published in 1821.
Turner sketched similar views in the Yorkshire 2 sketchbook (Tate D11223, D11222; Turner Bequest CXLV 111, 110a) which accompanied him on the same tour.
Aske Hall is about a mile north of Richmond. Originally a pele tower from the late fifteenth century it was extensively rebuilt and extended in the eighteenth century. Now a private house, it is occasionally open to the public.
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.364 no.562.

David Hill
February 2009

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Aske Hall, near Richmond 1816 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 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-aske-hall-near-richmond-r1143612, accessed 18 April 2021.