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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Lindley Hall, Lindley, near Farnley 1816

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 2 Recto:
Lindley Hall, Lindley, near Farnley 1816
Turner Bequest CXXXIV 13
Pencil on white wove paper with gilt edges, 179 x 254 mm
Watermark ‘J Whatman | 1811’ (lower part of date trimmed at edge of leaf)
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘13’ bottom right (very faint)
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CXXXIV – 13’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is a close-up view of the south side of Lindley Hall (now Lindley Hall Farm and somewhat altered), about a mile north-east of Farnley Hall; it is the source of a gouache of about 1818 or possibly ‘rather later’ (private collection),1 perhaps even as late as 1824 by association with the distant gouache of the bridge and hall mentioned below.
There are distant views of the hall, looking north from the Washburn Valley near Farnley, in a pencil sketch on a separate sheet of perhaps 1808 (Tate D12121; Turner Bequest CLIV W) and another from the early 1820s (Tate D12122; Turner Bequest CLIV Xa), the source of a finished watercolour of Lindley Bridge and Hall (private collection)2 painted about 1824; the latter, as David Hill notes in his catalogue entry, is similar to a drawing in the now-dispersed ‘Munro’ sketchbook of 1824 (the relevant leaf being currently untraced).3 A view north across the lake on the Farnley estate in the Devon Rivers, No.2 sketchbook (Tate D09784; Turner Bequest CXXXIII 81a) was perhaps drawn in 1814. There is a similar view on folios 5 recto–6 verso of the present book (D09802, D09792; Turner Bequest CXXXIV 12v, 3).
For other views at and around Farnley Hall and nearby Yorkshire properties belonging to Walter Fawkes see under folio 1 verso (D09790).

Matthew Imms
July 2014

Wilton 1979, p.372 no.622, reproduced.
Ibid., no.623, reproduced.
See A.J. Finberg, ‘Turner’s Newly Identified Yorkshire Sketch-Book’, Connoisseur, October 1935, reproduced p.186.

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘Lindley Hall, Lindley, near Farnley 1816 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, July 2014, 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-lindley-hall-lindley-near-farnley-r1147347, accessed 15 June 2021.