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 26 Recto:
Wensleydale from above Middleham 1816
Turner Bequest CXLVI 26
Pencil on white wove paper, 125 x 200 mm
Inscribed by an unknown hand in blue ink ‘26’ top right and ‘330’ bottom right
Stamped in brown ‘CXLVI 26’ 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 25 verso (D11409) opposite, recording the panorama of Upper Wensleydale from a viewpoint on Middleham Gallops to the south-west of the castle, panning through north-east and east to take in Middleham church and castle, and the view down Wensleydale towards Jervaulx Abbey. This sketch continues to the right the panorama from the same viewpoint begun in the north-west and north on the preceding spread, folios 24 verso–25 recto (D11407–D11408).
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-r1143538, accessed 09 July 2020.