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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Malton from the West c.1816-18

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 16 Recto:
Malton from the West c.1816–18
Turner Bequest CLI 14
Pencil on white wove paper, 116 x 182 mm
Watermarked ‘FELL[OWS] | 18[11]’
Inscribed by an unknown hand in red ink ‘14’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in brown ‘CLI 14’ bottom left, descending vertically
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This sketch records a view of the market town of Malton, about halfway between Scarborough and York. Turner’s viewpoint is to the west of the town on the terrace above the River Derwent, looking towards the Talbot Hotel in the centre, with the tower and spire of St Leonard’s Church beyond. The Talbot opened in 1740 to serve travellers between York and the coast. It continues to this day, and its prominence in Turner’s sketch possibly indicates that it was his accommodation on this occasion.

David Hill
September 2008

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Malton from the West c.1816–18 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2008, 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-malton-from-the-west-r1146994, accessed 24 August 2019.