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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Distant View of Whitby from the Moors, with a Windmill against a Sunset Sky and the Church Beyond 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 9 Verso:
Distant View of Whitby from the Moors, with a Windmill against a Sunset Sky and the Church Beyond 1801
D02474
Turner Bequest LIII 9a
Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper, 112 x 162 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Made with the page turned horizontally, this coloured study is apparently based on the pencil sketch on folio 10 recto opposite (D02475), though there are substantial differences of detail between the two.
For other watercolour studies in this sketchbook, see under folio 5 recto (D02468), and for other views of Whitby, see under folio 6 recto (D02469).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Distant View of Whitby from the Moors, with a Windmill against a Sunset Sky and the Church Beyond 1801 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 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-distant-view-of-whitby-from-the-moors-with-a-windmill-r1178496, accessed 25 June 2021.