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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Heath Old Hall above the River Calder 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Heath Old Hall above the River Calder 1797
Turner Bequest XXXVI Q
Pencil on white wove paper, 206 x 267 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Heath Old Hall’ top right
Inscribed in pencil ‘Q’ towards bottom left
Stamped in black ‘XXXVI Q’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Heath Hall is a mile to the east of Wakefield; Turner probably made this quick sketch of it on his way in to Wakefield from Pontefract; see the North of England sketchbook (Tate D00912, D40561, D00913–D00915; Turner Bequest XXXIV 7–10).
Technical notes:
The sheet has been folded vertically down the centre. It is one of a sequence of sixteen Yorkshire and other subjects included in the present subsection which were executed on uniform sheets of paper, as discussed and listed in the Introduction.
Blank; oil stains; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Heath Old Hall above the River Calder 1797 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-heath-old-hall-above-the-river-calder-r1150281, accessed 20 January 2022.