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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The Derwent Valley with Gibside in the Distance 1817

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 11 Recto:
The Derwent Valley with Gibside in the Distance 1817
Turner Bequest CLVI 8
Pencil on white wove paper, 232 x 328 mm
Inscribed in pencil ‘8’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CLVI 8’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This view looking south-west towards the Gibside estate is from downstream on the Derwent near Winlaton Mill, north-east of the two views from Winlaton Scar on folios 9 verso–10 recto (D12267, D12268; CLVI 5a–6) and 10 verso (D12269; CLVI 6a). Old Hollinside manor and the Column of British Liberty on the Gibside estate are cursorily indicated on the skyline towards the centre. There is a similar view on the verso (D12273), among studies of Hylton Castle.
Further studies of Gibside and the surrounding landscape are on folios 6 verso to 9 recto (D40723, D12265, D40724, D12270, D12271, D12266; CLVI 3 verso–4, [4 verso]–7, 7a, 5). See the introduction to the tour and the entry for folio 6 verso (D40723) for more on the history of the house and estate.
Technical notes:
The pencil number ‘8’ may obscure or reinforce John Ruskin’s customary red ink foliation, which is evident only faintly and intermittently in this much-rearranged book (see the introduction to the sketchbook).

Matthew Imms
February 2010

How to cite

Matthew Imms, ‘The Derwent Valley with Gibside in the Distance 1817 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 2010, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, December 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-the-derwent-valley-with-gibside-in-the-distance-r1139472, accessed 21 July 2018.