Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Distant View of Whitby from the Moors, with a Windmill against a Sunset Sky and the Church Beyond 1801
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
A.J. Finberg, A Complete Inventory of the Drawings of the Turner Bequest, London 1909, vol.I, p.134 LIII 9a (as ‘Windmill; sunset’ c.1801).
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
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.