Aysgarth Force, Richmondshire

Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775-1851)

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Turner sketched the picturesque stepped falls (“forces”) of the Ure above the town of Aysgarth in Yorkshire on July 27, 1816. He then produced this watercolor in his London studio. It was to be among 120 views commissioned of Turner to illustrate a history of Richmondshire for which Turner demanded and received a princely fee from the publisher.

Object Information

artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775-1851)
creation date
1817
materials
watercolor over pencil on white paper
dimensions
11-1/2 x 16-3/8 in (sheet)
mark descriptions
signed in ink, L.L.: J. M.W. Turner R.A.
accession number
82.182
credit line
Bequest of Kurt F. Pantzer, Sr.
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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