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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Patterdale, with the New Church, Looking North 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 58 Recto:
Patterdale, with the New Church, Looking North 1797
D01046
Turner Bequest XXXV 44
Pencil on white wove paper, 274 x 370 mm
Part watermark ‘1796’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Patterdale’ bottom right
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram towards bottom right
Stamped in black ‘XXXV 44’ bottom left, descending vertically
The subject was drawn with the page turned horizontally. Turner scholar David Hill describes the viewpoint as ‘taken near the hotel, looking north over the church to the lake’ – that is, Ullswater, which Turner had recorded in a sequence of studies made along the western shore; see the rectos of folios 51–57 (D01039–D01045; Turner Bequest XXXV 37–43). The only watercolour known to have been based on this drawing (private collection)1 is that commissioned by Joseph Mawman to be engraved by James Heath for Mawman’s Excursion to the Highlands of Scotland and the English Lakes, 1805 (Tate impression: T05953). The inscription on the back of the leaf suggests that Turner had another potential customer for the view, a Mr Mason, but nothing is known of this commission.
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.325 no.229, as untraced; Powell and Hebron 2010, fig.28 (colour).
Verso:
Blank; inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Mr Mason’; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram; inscribed by A.J. Finberg in pencil ‘141.44’.

Andrew Wilton
August 2010

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Patterdale, with the New Church, Looking North 1797 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, August 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, November 2014, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-patterdale-with-the-new-church-looking-north-r1150222, accessed 28 November 2021.