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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Whitewell, Lancashire, from the River Hodder 1799

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 28 Verso:
Whitewell, Lancashire, from the River Hodder 1799
Turner Bequest XLV 28a
Pencil on white wove paper, 225 x 329 mm
Blind-stamped with Turner Bequest monogram below right of centre
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
The drawing was made with the page turned horizontally. The River Hodder is a tributary of the Ribble, flowing south from the Forest of Bowland to join the Ribble near Mitton, south west of Clitheroe. Turner followed its course to reach Browsholme Hall, a watercolour of which (private collection)1 was engraved in 1800 for Thomas Dunham Whitaker’s History of Whalley (Tate impression: T05931). Other studies at Whitewell, made in 1809, are in Turner’s Petworth sketchbook (Tate D07520–D07522; Turner Bequest CIX 8a, 9, 10).

Andrew Wilton
May 2013

Andrew Wilton, J.M.W. Turner: His Life and Work, Fribourg 1979, p.332 no.291, reproduced.

How to cite

Andrew Wilton, ‘Whitewell, Lancashire, from the River Hodder 1799 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, May 2013, in David Blayney Brown (ed.), J.M.W. Turner: Sketchbooks, Drawings and Watercolours, Tate Research Publication, April 2016, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/jmw-turner/joseph-mallord-william-turner-whitewell-lancashire-from-the-river-hodder-r1177830, accessed 21 October 2021.