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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Ripon Minster from the North-East, near Sharow 1816

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 36 Recto:
Ripon Minster from the North-East, near Sharow 1816
Turner Bequest CXLIV 36
Pencil on white wove paper, 154 x 97 mm
Watermarked ‘1813’
Inscribed, possibly John Ruskin, in red ink ‘36’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CXLIV 36’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is the right half of a double-page spread continued from folio 35 verso (D10933), opposite recording the view of Ripon from the north-east, from the top of Bell Bank on left bank of the River Ure slightly upstream of the village of Sharow. It is one of three sketches taken in the same vicinity. A sketch on folio 35 recto (D10932) shows a similar view of the Minster from the southern end of Bell Bank, and the Yorkshire 3 sketchbook records the view from a lower vantage point and slightly further north (Tate D11383; Turner Bequest CXLVI 9). In the present sketchbook, a detailed study of the Minster from this angle but from a nearer viewpoint follows on the verso (D10935).
For Bell Bank see 35 verso (D10933).

David Hill
January 2009

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Ripon Minster from the North-East, near Sharow 1816 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2009, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2013, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-ripon-minster-from-the-north-east-near-sharow-r1144122, accessed 02 June 2020.