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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner The River Washburne, with Otley Chevin in the Distance c.1817

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 35 Verso:
The River Washburne, with Otley Chevin in the Distance circa 1817
D10396
Turner Bequest CXXXIX 35a
Pencil on white wove paper, 129 x 205 mm
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Drawn with the sketchbook inverted and continued on folio 36 (D10397) this is a view of the Washburne looking towards Otley Chevin. It has been dated to perhaps 1817 by Hill, Warburton and Tussey who further suggest that the group of Wharfedale subjects numbered from here to the back of the book were made first, a year earlier than those at the front. See Introduction for the possibility that the folios have been numbered in reverse throughout the book, and, together with notes to folio 1 (D10343), for Turner’s visits to Walter Fawkes of Farnley Hall and his views of Wharfedale in this sketchbook.
Turner used this view for a watercolour for Fawkes (currently untraced).1

David Blayney Brown
May 2011

1
Andrew Wilton, The Life and Work of J.M.W. Turner, Fribourg 1979, p.372 no.626.

How to cite

David Blayney Brown, ‘The River Washburne, with Otley Chevin in the Distance c.1817 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2011, 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-river-washburne-with-otley-chevin-in-the-distance-r1131624, accessed 01 March 2021.