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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Distant View of Farnley Hall from the South-West c.1812-13

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 22 Recto:
Distant View of Farnley Hall from the South-West c.1812–13
D09085
Turner Bequest CXXIX 22
Pencil on white wove paper, 110 x 178 mm
Trace of inscription by ?John Ruskin in red ink ‘22 [?]’ bottom right
Stamped in brown ‘CXXIX 22’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Farnley Hall was the Yorkshire seat of Turner’s friend and patron Walter Fawkes. The indication of the house, and the profile of the land resembles that of Farnley as seen in sketches in the Hastings sketchbook (Tate D10406; Turner Bequest CXXXIX 40a) and the Large Farnley sketchbook (Tate D09056; Turner Bequest CXXVIII 40). These are taken from Great Dib on the West Chevin above Otley, but the present drawing appears to be from a lower viewpoint.

David Hill
October 2008

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Distant View of Farnley Hall from the South-West c.1812–13 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, October 2008, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-distant-view-of-farnley-hall-from-the-south-west-r1146807, accessed 21 June 2024.