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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Lake Tiny and Almscliff Crag, near Farnley Hall 1818

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 1 Verso:
Lake Tiny and Almscliff Crag, near Farnley Hall 1818
D11996
Turner Bequest CLIII 1a
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 185 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is the left half of a double-page spread continued to the right on D11997; Turner Bequest CLIII 2, opposite, recording the view from the lane running down from Farnley Hall, about half a mile behind, across the northern end of Lake Tiny, looking north-east in the left distance to Almscliff Crag. The view is extended further to the right, to include Leathley Church, on D11999; Turner Bequest CLIII 3, The sketch served as the basis for a finished watercolour known as Lake Tiny, with Almias Cliff in the distance (Hereford City Museum and Art Galleries)1 painted about 1818 for Walter Fawkes of Farnley Hall.
To the top left of the page is a sketch-plan. Its purpose is unclear, but it could perhaps be an idea for a carriage-turning circle at Farnley.

David Hill
June 2009

1
Wilton 1979, p.370 no.607.

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Lake Tiny and Almscliff Crag, near Farnley Hall 1818 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, June 2009, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, September 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-lake-tiny-and-almscliff-crag-near-farnley-hall-r1146629, accessed 15 June 2021.