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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner In Mill Gill, Askrigg, Wensleydale 1816

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 7 Recto:
In Mill Gill, Askrigg, Wensleydale 1816
D11453
Turner Bequest CXLVII 7
Pencil on white wove paper, 125 x 206 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Askrig’ bottom left and ‘cows’ in the centre distance
Inscribed by ?John Ruskin in blue ink ‘279’ bottom right and ‘7’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CXLVII 7’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Taken from Mill Gill at Askrigg, a little way above the West Mill, this drawing looks downstream to the church in the left distance, with Addleborough in the distance right and a footbridge over the stream in the foreground leading up steps to the fields. In the left middle distance Turner has indicated a figure standing under the water trough supplying the mill.

David Hill
February 2009

How to cite

David Hill, ‘In Mill Gill, Askrigg, Wensleydale 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-in-mill-gill-askrigg-wensleydale-r1143587, accessed 19 October 2019.