This work was a study for an illustration to The History of the County of Durham by Robert Surtees.
Gibside, Seat of the Earl of Strathmore, from the North by JMW Turner, 1817
© The Bowes Museum
- Watercolour with gum arabic
- 27 x 44 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,000 ( Total: £55,000)
- Acquired in:
The magnificent woodland scenery of Gibside sweeps from the heights of the hills to the brink of the Derwent, intersected by deep, irregular ravines. The landscape is sketched in a broad, free style while, across the Derwent, a cultivated country forms a fine, bright contrast to the wooded masses which darken the southern bank.
John Bowes, 10th Earl of Strathmore (1769-1820); by descent to John Bowes, the founder of the Bowes Museum; by descent.