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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Distant View of Malmesbury from the North 1798

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Verso:
Distant View of Malmesbury from the North 1798
D01478
Turner Bequest XL 9a
Pencil on white wove paper, 135 x 95 mm
Inscribed in red ink ‘84’ top left, upside down
Stamped in black ‘XL – 9 a’ bottom left
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The view is continued on folio 10 recto opposite (D01479). Compare the more detailed view of Malmesbury from the north, taken from slightly closer to the town, in the contemporary Hereford Court sketchbook (Tate D01250; Turner Bequest XXXVIII 1).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Distant View of Malmesbury from the North 1798 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2015, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-distant-view-of-malmesbury-from-the-north-r1173714, accessed 24 May 2022.