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 25 Recto:
Wensleydale from above Middleham 1816
Turner Bequest CXLVI 25
Pencil on white wove paper, 125 x 200 mm
Watermarked ‘H S[ALMON]’
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘Leyburn’ right, and ‘wall’ alongside road in middle-distance, right
Inscribed by an unknown hand in blue ink ‘25’ top right and ‘330’ bottom right
Stamped in brown ‘CXLVI 25’ bottom right
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
This is the right half of a double-page spread continued from folio 24 verso (D11407) 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-r1143536, accessed 21 September 2019.