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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Egglestone Abbey, Mill and Bridge, with a Distant View of Rokeby 1816

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 31 Recto:
Egglestone Abbey, Mill and Bridge, with a Distant View of Rokeby 1816
D11491
Turner Bequest CXLVII 31
Pencil on white wove paper, 125 x 206 mm
Watermarked ‘[WHA]TMAN | [18]14’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Egg’ bottom right
Inscribed by ?John Ruskin in blue ink ‘279’ bottom right and ‘31’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CXLVII 31’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner records the view of Egglestone Abbey (for which see folio 30 verso; D11490) from outside the former Canon’s Dorter, looking down the River Tees, with Egglestone Mill below to the left, the castellation of Abbey Bridge in the further distance, right, and the square profile of Rokeby Park in the distance along the line of the river. Turner revisits almost exactly the same viewpoint as a sketch made in 1797 in the North of England sketchbook (Tate D40565; Turner Bequest XXXIX 90 verso).

David Hill
February 2009

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Egglestone Abbey, Mill and Bridge, with a Distant View of Rokeby 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-egglestone-abbey-mill-and-bridge-with-a-distant-view-of-r1143626, accessed 20 January 2021.