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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Thornton Force, near Ingleton 1816

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 1 Verso:
Thornton Force, near Ingleton 1816
Turner Bequest CXLVII 1a
Pencil on white wove paper, 125 x 206 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Thornton Force’ lower right
Stamped in black ‘CXLVII 1’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Thornton Force is on the River Twiss about a mile north of Ingleton, and can be approached from Ingleton by a well-made path up the very picturesque Swilla Glen. Turner visited the site towards the end of his tour and this sketch must have been one of the last to be made in this book.
Technical notes:
When Finberg catalogued the sketchbook in 1909 the sketch was correctly bound in the book as folio 1 verso. It was subsequently reversed in error and stamped as the recto, but has since been restored to its original orientation (see notes to D11442).

David Hill
February 2009

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Thornton Force, near Ingleton 1816 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 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-thornton-force-near-ingleton-r1143577, accessed 24 November 2020.