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

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Joseph Mallord William Turner Leathley Church; Continuation of Lake Tiny and Almscliff Crag, near Farnley Hall 1818

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 3 Recto:
Leathley Church; Continuation of Lake Tiny and Almscliff Crag, near Farnley Hall 1818
D11999
Turner Bequest CLIII 3
Pencil on white wove paper, 111 x 185 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Leathley’, ‘Wild Cherry’, ‘Spanish Chest[nut]’.
Stamped in black ‘CLIII 3’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is the continuation further to the right of the preceding double-page spread (D11996–D11997; Turner Bequest CLIII 1a–2) recording the view across the northern end of Lake Tiny towards Almscliff Crag, taken from the lane running down from Farnley Hall, about half a mile behind us. The extension here includes the tower of Leathley Church. The sketch as a whole 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. However, Turner did not refer directly to this continuation in the final composition.

David Hill
June 2009

1
Wilton 1979, p.370 no.607.

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Leathley Church; Continuation of 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-leathley-church-continuation-of-lake-tiny-and-almscliff-crag-r1146632, accessed 27 July 2021.