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 15 Recto:
Kendal 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 15
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 187 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by John Ruskin ‘15’ top right and ‘342’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLXVI 15’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Continued from folio 14 verso (D25788) is a view of Kendal from the Helm in Oxenden. On this page is shown Castle Hill with Kendal Castle and Aikrigg to its right. At the bottom right of the page is a smaller, boxed off sketch of hills with a river (probably the Kent) running through them. This sketch is probably connected to the sketches of hill outlines of Kendal Vale on folio 17 (D25793).

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-r1134156, accessed 24 June 2021.