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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Kirkby Lonsdale from the North, Ingleborough to the Left 1816

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Verso:
Kirkby Lonsdale from the North, Ingleborough to the Left 1816
Turner Bequest CXLVIII 3a
Pencil on white wove paper, 173 x 260 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Inglebr’, ‘R’, ‘P W’
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Here Turner records the view from the Brow, north of Kirkby Lonsdale, to the church, churchyard and town, with the houses of Mill Brow falling to the River Lune running away to the left towards Kirkby Lonsdale Bridge, and Ingleborough in the far distance, left. The subject is continued to the right on folio 6 recto (D11523; Turner Bequest CXLVIII 4, now bound opposite).
The churchyard is the viewpoint of the sketch on the recto (D11521; Turner Bequest CXLVIII 3). The octagonal gazebo, seen just to the right of centre, still stands at the end of the churchyard, and can also be seen in another sketch in the Yorkshire 2 sketchbook (Tate D11088; Turner Bequest CXLV 33a), which shows almost all the same buildings as the present double spread, but as seen from the east. The present writer has dated Turner’s sketches of Kirkby Lonsdale to Friday 9 August and Saturday 10 August 1816.

David Hill
May 2009

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Kirkby Lonsdale from the North, Ingleborough to the Left 1816 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 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-kirkby-lonsdale-from-the-north-ingleborough-to-the-left-r1143667, accessed 26 October 2021.