Wycliffe, Near Rokeby

Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1816 possibly

WAG 1096

About this object

From the late 1790s Turner was engaged in numerous commissions for drawings that would be engraved for printed series of topographical views. He continued to make these until the market for them declined in the 1830s.

This is a view of Wycliffe Hall on the River Tees. It was intended for Longman’s 'History of Yorkshire'. Originally planned as a seven part work, the series was soon abandoned due to spiralling costs. Only one volume, 'The Parish of Richmondshire', was printed. It included this view.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Joseph Mallord William Turner (British: English, born:probably 23 April 1775, died:19 December 1851)
  • Date
    1816 possibly
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Bodycolour; Paper
  • Measurements
    paper: 29.1 cm x 42 cm
  • Physical description
    The scenes is a view looking across the River Tees towards Wycliffe Hall on a hill in the distance. There are group of horses and carts with women in the foreground as well as several geese. A river runs from the left foreground into the middle distance. There are rocks and shrubs on the left-hand river bank. On the right is a clump of trees.
  • Related people
    Agnew's Gallery (Previous owner); Elizabeth Holt (née Bright) (Previous owner); Mary Eva Melly (Previous owner); Cosmo Orme (Previous owner); H Roberts (Previous owner); Joseph Mallord William Turner (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 1096
  • Credit line
    Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery by Miss Eva Melly in 1944
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Mary Eva Melly

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Probably by descent from Mrs George Holt
    Owned until: 1944
    Disposal method: Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery
  • Elizabeth Holt (née Bright)

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Probably by descent to Eva Melly
  • H Roberts

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Agnew's Gallery

    Owned from: 1884-03-04
    How acquired: Purchased from Christie's on 7 March 1884, Lot 42
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Cosmo Orme

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1884-03-07
    Disposal method: Sold at Christie's on 7 March 1884, Lot 42

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