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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Mill Buildings and Trees in a Valley near Scarborough c.1816-18

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 20 Recto:
Mill Buildings and Trees in a Valley near Scarborough c.1816–18
D11915
Turner Bequest CL 2
Pencil on white wove paper, 117 x 180 mm
Watermarked ‘R BAR[NARD] | 18[12]’
Inscribed by an unknown hand in red ink ‘2’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘CL 2’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The mill recorded in this sketch is probably one of those in the Weaponness Valley at Scarborough as it runs down to the south bay. Turner sketched a similar mill (but not the same) in this area in the Scarborough 2 sketchbook (Tate D11962; Turner Bequest CLI 10 and following leaves).

David Hill
September 2008

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Mill Buildings and Trees in a Valley near Scarborough 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-mill-buildings-and-trees-in-a-valley-near-scarborough-r1146955, accessed 20 October 2021.