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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Helmsley Castle Seen across the River Rye from the South 1801

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 12 Recto:
Helmsley Castle Seen across the River Rye from the South 1801
D05086
Turner Bequest LXXXII 12
Pencil on white wove paper, 161 x 256 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘X’ in the drawing
Inscribed in pencil ‘10’ bottom right, descending vertically
Blind–stamped with Turner Bequest monogram below right of centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘12’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘LXXXII – 12’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. For Helmsley Castle see under folio 3 recto (D05076).
The Turner scholar C.F. Bell suggested that the rectos of folios 7–12 (D05080–D05084, D05086) have views of Barnard Castle, County Durham.1 An alternative identification for the sequence is Pickering, on the road between Helmsley and Scarborough.

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

1
Undated MS note by C.F. Bell (died 1966) in a copy of Finberg 1909, Tate Britain Prints and Drawings Room, I, p.219.

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Helmsley Castle Seen across the River Rye from the South 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-helmsley-castle-seen-across-the-river-rye-from-the-south-r1178654, accessed 24 November 2020.