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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Wensleydale from above Middleham 1816

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 24 Verso:
Wensleydale from above Middleham 1816
Turner Bequest CXLVI 24a
Pencil on white wove paper, 125 x 200 mm
Watermarked ‘H S[ALMON]’
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is the left half of a double-page spread continued to the right on folio 25 recto (D11408) opposite, recording the panorama of Upper Wensleydale from a viewpoint on Middleham Gallops to the south-west of the castle, panning from the north-west, with Castle Bolton in the far distance and Bolton Hall below it, right, to the north with the town of ‘Leyburn’ on the hillside to the right. The panorama is continued to the north-east and east to take in Middleham itself on the following double-page spread, folios 25 verso–26 recto (D11409–D11410).
See folio 22 verso (D11403) for general notes on Middleham

David Hill
January 2009

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Wensleydale from above Middleham 1816 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, January 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-wensleydale-from-above-middleham-r1143535, accessed 30 November 2021.