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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner View of Knaresborough from the River Nidd, Looking up to the Castle 1797

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 19 Recto:
View of Knaresborough from the River Nidd, Looking up to the Castle 1797
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Turner Bequest XXXIV 18
Pencil on white wove paper, 210 x 270 mm
Watermark ‘1794 | J Whatman
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘X’, ‘X’, ‘XY’ and ‘Y’ on buildings within drawing
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram bottom centre
Inscribed by John Ruskin in red ink ‘18’ bottom left, descending vertically
Stamped in black ‘XXXIV 18’ bottom left, descending vertically
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The subject is drawn with the page turned horizontally. David Hill notes that Castle Mill, prominent in the foreground of Turner’s drawing, was a newly reconstructed cotton mill. A watercolour view of Knaresborough from a slightly different point, but also including the mill, forms a plate in the series of Picturesque Views in England and Wales (private collection).1
1
Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.394 no.804, reproduced.
Verso:
Blank; stamped in brown ink with Turner Bequest monogram.

Andrew Wilton
January 2013

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘View of Knaresborough from the River Nidd, Looking up to the Castle 1797 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 2013, 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-view-of-knaresborough-from-the-river-nidd-looking-up-to-the-r1150080, accessed 01 November 2020.