Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Gibside from the River Derwent 1817
Pencil on white wove paper, 232 x 328 mm
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘553. B’ bottom left
Inscribed in pencil ‘CLVI | 3 & 4’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This part of Turner’s view of the castellated north front of Gibside, a brief continuation of the main view on folio 8 recto opposite (D12270
; CLVI 7), is not mentioned in Finberg’s 1909 Inventory
, where he notes under CLVI 7: ‘Apparently continued on another page, which is now missing.’1
The recto of the present leaf (D12265
) is CLVI 4, indicating either that the leaves of the book were bound in a different sequence or that some or all were loose at in Finberg’s time, since the continuity of the composition across the two pages as now bound is self-evidently correct.
There is staining around an old repair to a tear half way down the left-hand edge.
How to cite
Matthew Imms, ‘Gibside from the River Derwent 1817 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-gibside-from-the-river-derwent-r1139465, accessed 21 July 2018.