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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Aysgarth Church from the Church Path, Looking East over Wensleydale; Bolton Castle in the Distance 1816

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 16 Recto:
Aysgarth Church from the Church Path, Looking East over Wensleydale; Bolton Castle in the Distance 1816
D11466
Turner Bequest CXLVII 16
Pencil on white wove paper, 125 x 206 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘C Path’ bottom left
Inscribed by ?John Ruskin in blue ink ‘279’ bottom right and ‘16’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CXLVII 16’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch records the view from the still-extant church path through fields to the west of Aysgarth, looking east1 over Aysgarth Church down Wensleydale, with Bolton Castle (see folio 17 recto; D11468) in the distance to the extreme left. The Belvedere Temple (see folio 12 recto; D11460) can just be made out against trees in the middle distance to the right.
Turner sketched similar views in the Yorkshire 2 sketchbook (Tate D11268, D11269, D11371; Turner Bequest CXLV 134a, 135, 187), which accompanied him on the same tour.

David Hill
February 2009

1
Hill 1984 mistakenly gives west.

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Aysgarth Church from the Church Path, Looking East over Wensleydale; Bolton Castle in the Distance 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-aysgarth-church-from-the-church-path-looking-east-over-r1143600, accessed 24 November 2020.