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

ISBN 978-1-84976-386-8

Joseph Mallord William Turner Whitfield Gill Fall, above Askrigg, Wensleydale 1816

Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Folio 5 Recto:
Whitfield Gill Fall, above Askrigg, Wensleydale 1816
D11450
Turner Bequest CXLVII 5
Pencil on white wove paper, 125 x 206 mm
Inscribed by Turner in pencil ‘or Mill Gill Askrigg’ bottom left and (continuing the inscription from the opposite page) ‘Upper Fall Mill Beck’
Inscribed by ?John Ruskin in blue ink ‘279’ bottom right and ‘5’ top right
Stamped in black ‘CXLVII 5’ bottom right
 
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Whitfield Gill Fall is the second or ‘upper’ fall on Mill Gill, a little more than a mile north-west of Askrigg. This sketch records the falls as seen from the path approaching from Askrigg. On folio 4 verso opposite (D11449) Turner sketched a nearer view from the bed of the stream.

David Hill
February 2009

How to cite

David Hill, ‘Whitfield Gill Fall, above Askrigg, Wensleydale 1816 by Joseph Mallord William Turner’, catalogue entry, February 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-whitfield-gill-fall-above-askrigg-wensleydale-r1143584, accessed 24 November 2020.