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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Walton-le-Dale Near Preston, Lancashire 1831

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 8 Recto:
Walton-le-Dale Near Preston, Lancashire 1831
Turner Bequest CCLXVI 8
Pencil on white wove paper, 114 x 187 mm
Inscribed in blue ink by John Ruskin 8’ top right and ‘342’ bottom right
Stamped in black ‘CCLXVI 8’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Considering the subjects of folios 8a–13 (D25777–D25786) – Preston from Walton-le-Dale – this sketch is likely to be a view from the same place. However, rather than looking towards Preston, this view may look south over Walton-le-Dale from near the Church of St Leonard, with the Holland Wood Weir in the middle distance.

Thomas Ardill
September 2009

How to cite

Thomas Ardill, ‘Walton-le-Dale Near Preston, Lancashire 1831 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, September 2009, 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-walton-le-dale-near-preston-lancashire-r1134143, accessed 23 June 2021.