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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Kendal 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 14 Verso:
Kendal 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 14a
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 187 mm
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This view of Kendal, made across two sketchbook pages (continued on folio 15; Tate D25789) was made from the Helm, a hill in Oxenholme just south-east of the town. From here we look over Kendal with the River Kent running through it. Nether Bridge can be seen near the centre of the present page with the spire of the Parish Church. Kendal Fell rises at the left to the west of the town.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Kendal 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2009, 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-kendal-r1134155, accessed 22 June 2021.